Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NBCT: How standardized testing harms instruction

The focus on standardized testing is taking a toll on classroom instruction and the teaching of critical-thinking skills, says National Board Certified Teacher Roxanna Elden. She shares her own disappointment at having to abandon a favorite lesson on logical fallacies to allow more time for test preparation. She uses that lesson to illustrate the oversimplification of arguments on teacher effectiveness. The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet blog (via Accomplished Teacher)

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