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Claude Almansi

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Stagnant Future, Sta... - 0 views

    Sept. 6, 2011 "Matt Richtel's panoramic essay, "In Classroom of the Future, Stagnant Scores." weighs in this morning on the topic of "Grading the Digital School." I found myself cheering and jeering alternately throughout this piece. Why? Because it so quickly confuses "standards" with "standardized test scores" and technology put into classrooms with "preparing kids for a digital future (actually, the digital present: it's here, it's now, like it or not). These confusions are so pervasive in our culture and so urgent that I want to take a moment to focus on them. "
Vicki Davis

Create, Share and Learn with a Global Repository of Tests - 7 views

    Online test site for homework or review. Let the computer do what it does best.
Ruth Howard

Multiple Choice Tests: Thinking Handcuffs - 19 views

    Yes! Yes! I' ve been there!
    Joe Bowers misgivings on multiple choice
Jeff Johnson

Education Sector: Research and Reports: Measuring Skills for the 21st Century - 0 views

    When ninth-graders at St. Andrew's School, a private boarding school in Middletown, Delaware, sat down last year to take the school's College Work and Readiness Assessment (CWRA), they faced the sort of problems that often stump city officials and administrators, but rarely show up on standardized tests, such as how to manage traffic congestion caused by population growth. "I proposed a new transportation system for the city," said one student describing his answer. "It's expensive, but it will cut pollution."
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