ERIC Number: ED469753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Testing Is Not Teaching: What Should Count in Education.
Graves, Donald H.
This collection of essays focuses on educational testing, showing how testing encroaches on teacher freedom and how narrow standards can actually reduce student achievement. The chapters are: (1) Testing Is Not Teaching; (2) The Freedom Factor; (3) Sharing Power with Intelligent Expectation; (4) Everyone Has a Story To Tell; (5) Lets Change the Face of Competition; (6) Necessary Qualities in the Twenty-First-Century Learner; (7) The Child Is the Most Important Evaluator; (8) When Testing Lowers Standards; (9) Accountability; (10) A Pessimist Looks at the Future of Education in America; (11) Assessments That Raise Standards; (12) Tap Teacher Expertise for Higher Standards; (13) Are Long, Slow Thinkers an Endangered Species?; (14) What Writing Does; (15) The Bottom Line; (16) Whats That For?; (17) What Happened to Time for Teaching?; (18) Teaching When Time Is in Short Supply; (19) The Energy of Continual Composition; (20) A Mutual Trust; (21) Building an Energy-Filled Future for Public Education; and (22) That No Child Mat Be Left Behind: A Modern Parable on Public Education. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Test Use
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