"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
4,000 + 1,600 = Big Headache for SAT
Even though testing errors in K-12 have become commonplace in these late stages of testing hysteria, these errors that affect poor kids in poor schools just don't have the resonance that we now see as Buffy's application to Tufts or Biff's app to Yale could be put on hold by screw-ups at the College Board. Big story in the NY Times and big op-ed in L. A. Times show concerns about testing idiocy spreading.