ERIC Number: EJ856702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
MCLB (Much Curriculum Left Behind): A U. S. Calamity in the Making
Berliner, David C.
Educational Forum, v73 n4 p284-296 2009
The relationships between high-stakes testing, curriculum, and the economic needs of our nation are explored. High-stakes testing has been found to narrow the curriculum by forcing more attention to be paid to reading, mathematics, and test preparation. Less time is available for the arts and humanities and for activities that could promote creativity and critical thinking--skills needed for national success in the 21st century. High-stakes testing may ultimately weaken our nation, not improve it.
Descriptors: Testing, High Stakes Tests, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Thinking Skills, Outcomes of Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001