5. Beware of the Standards, Not Just the Tests
"the standards are said to be neutral with respect to pedagogy. But this is nonsense." Kohn
"As Linda McNeil of Rice University has observed, 'Measurable outcomes may be the least significant results of lear... http://tl.gd/9oa11i
"As Linda McNeil of Rice University has observed, 'Measurable outcomes may be the least significant results of learning.' (That sentence ought to be printed out in 36-point Helvetica, framed, and hung on the wall of every school administrator's office in the country.)"
I'll post a picture here of the framed quote once I can convince a school administrator to hang it in their office.
"Clearly, it is much easier to quantify the number of times a semicolon has been used correctly in an essay than it... http://tl.gd/9oa2rm
"'Alignment' isn't about improvement; it's about conformity." Kohn
"Not only politicians but also some assessment experts sometimes forget that doing something well is not the same a... http://tl.gd/9oa75q