See this blog posting 'In action on testing, put learning at the center':
http://www.deansforimpact.org/post_In_a ... enter.html
In action on testing, put learning at the center
By Peter Fishman
If our national discourse about education were informed by The Science of Learning, we would be having a much different conversation about testing.
Over the weekend, I couldn’t help thinking about The Science of the Learning as, first, President Obama, and then countless media outlets, reinforced the common misconception that testing hinders learning.
“Tests shouldn’t occupy too much classroom time, or crowd out teaching and learning,” the President said on the White House Facebook page.
“Kids take too many tests, Obama administration concedes,” reported Slate Magazine.
“Obama wants students to stop taking unnecessary tests,” proclaimed National Public Radio.
“Obama takes a stand against ‘overtesting,’” read the headline in the Washington Examiner.
The problem with the headlines is the implication that testing and learning are mutually exclusive...
Do read the whole posting...
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