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Data! Testing! Gah!

So, part of what kills me about the whole testing debate is that even teachers seem to buy into the fact that the test itself is okay. They’ll present arguments like “You don’t know if the kid had a bad day” or “Who knows how well the questions are written”. But there’s never any decent questioning of the fact that the test can not, in fact, measure individual student achievement reliably. And I can’t seem to convince them that they’re missing the point.

I don’t seem to stop trying, however. Here’s my latest attempt:

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Kate Nowak | September 19, 2012 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad you’re blogging again.

  2. Mr. K | September 19, 2012 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks.

    I’m trying to actually post about teaching – I’ve been stagnant and it feels forced. The nice thing about starting up after a couple of years is that I don’t need to pick something current to write about.