ERIC Number: ED481048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
What's Wrong with This Picture? Reflections on the Conundrum of Standardized Testing.
Suranna, Keith J.
This essay reflects on the use of state-mandated achievement tests to evaluate what children have learned, drawing on the experiences of an elementary school teacher and the Connecticut Mastery Test. In this time of increased interest in testing, it is necessary to guard against rigidity of thought regarding intelligence, teaching and learning, and child development. It is essential to remain open to the mysteries of the individual learner and the organic nature of the classroom. Standardized tests, no matter how politically motivated or well developed, will always fail to assess this. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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