ERIC Number: EJ632278
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Standards, Standards Everywhere, and Not a Spot To Think.
Thomas, P. L.
English Journal, v91 n1 p63-67 Sep 2001
Considers how standards and high-stakes testing corrupts instruction. Notes that the cyclic nature of scope-and-sequence standards, isolated instructional practices, and isolated items on tests is a closed system that has no authentic purpose beyond the academic hallways of schools. Concludes that reading and writing are individual acts at the most intimate level of evolving understanding and learning. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Assessing Ourselves to Death.