"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, February 14, 2015

North Carolina's Bonehead Testing "Reforms"

If you were to ever wonder what state testing might look like when ESEA turns states loose with Testing Gone Wild, look no further than North Carolina. 

Want to get rid of all those end of year tests?  How about adding 4 more each year. 

Hey, Alexander supporters!! Are you listening?

From the News-Observer:
. . . .A State Board of Education task force on testing is recommending replacing the end-of-year tests given to third- through eighth-graders with three or four shorter tests given during the year. The task force is also recommending an additional test given once during the elementary years and once during the middle school years as statewide measures of reading and math.

The ideas are preliminary, but State Board of Education Vice-Chairman A.L. Collins said Friday he would present the recommendations to the full board next month and gauge its interest in pursuing them. It comes as a range of public officials have begun expressing interest in fewer tests. . . .

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/02/13/4554048_state-committee-to-recommend-sweeping.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:43 PM

    I have a better idea. Let's have daily testing and no instruction whatsoever. Is Pearson hiring?

    Abigail Shure