Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Something You Don't See every Day

Here's a California editorial suggesting more teaching and less testing.

That's not a fashionable stances nowadays. But it's certainly possible to learn without the spectre of high-stakes tests haunting your every waking moment. Otherwise, everyone my age would be illiterate.

I'm generally neutral on testing. But I teach one class that's solely test prep. By my own admittedly biased judgement, it's the class of mine I'd least like to be in. Sure, the kids learn how to pass the test. But they don't learn to love reading or writing.

In other classes, I do try to fool them into such things.
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