"But the trouble is that such measures, while they spot where there's trouble, don't at the same time solve the tro... http://tl.gd/bicig5
"The popular new drive to hold schools and school reform accountable to test scores has many appeals. It's built ar... http://tl.gd/bicl1q
"These tests are intended to show whether teachers and kids are doing their prescribed jobs: teachers teaching to t... http://tl.gd/bicome
"Reading the California art standards for kindergarten, one is inclined to think that test makers had in mind the s... http://tl.gd/bicrsm
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"While this new breed of tests is remarkably similar to the old one, we are no longer warned against teaching to th... http://tl.gd/bid94e
"Some districts mandate scripted lessons only for low-performing schools. This system makes it easier to standardiz... http://tl.gd/bidbp5
And herein lies the key reason why NCLB does exactly the opposite of what it is designed to do.
"Some districts mandate scripted lessons only for low-performing schools. This system makes it easier to standardize the textbooks used (ones that conform to the state's frameworks) and the preparatory material to order (testing companies now have both hard copy and on-line material for virtually every state test). And it simplifies as well the designing of teacher training." Meier
"unless tests are devised for all subject areas, everything not being tested—like music, dance, the visual arts—is ... http://tl.gd/bidd54
"unless tests are devised for all subject areas, everything not being tested—like music, dance, the visual arts—is driven out of the curriculum." Meier
And in many places they have been driven out.
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"It may be that the implicit degeneration of the common sense human judgement of the adults in kid's lives will be,... http://tl.gd/bidi4d
"The art of good teaching begins when we can answer the questions our students are really trying to ask us, if only... http://tl.gd/bidma5
"What worries me most is that in the name of objectivity and science—two worthy ideas—the testing enterprise has le... http://tl.gd/bidqdo
@DebMeier reading your book 'In Schools We Trust.' Your words resonate with me on so many levels. Wish you would Tweet more.