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Lessons Learned from Standardized Testing  -  Test Scores Are Falling. Is The Sky?  -  Award Winning Ed Innovation | Ed Buzz 2015-10-29

Oct 29, 2015

Lessons Learned from Standardized Testing
Under pressure to show immediate, positive results, there is less time to grow, to improve, or to fail. A race for results puts pressure on programs to measure outcomes too soon, with weak methods, and without funding to invest in trained researchers. That race benefits no one.

Standardized testing is even on President Obama's radar. This article on the Huffington Post asks the question on everyone's mind. Does an outcome-oriented environment undermine the kind of teaching and learning that naturally leads to better students, motivated teachers, and a healthier school culture?

Test Scores Are Falling. Is The Sky?
he Nation's Report Card came out today, and the news is not good, especially on the math front.

The NAEP test scores were down for the first time in 10 years. Big whoop? In light of a decade of growth, should a one year drop in scores have us worry about the sky falling?

Me & MyCity: Award Winning Educational Innovation
Finland's Me & MyCity program offers middle school students an intensive, day-long simulation of what it means to be a professional, consumer, and citizen.

A butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker. Not exactly. Me & MyCity provides students with a glimpse into entreprenuerism and real life. The Finnish program leaves students with a stronger understanding of financial systems and what it means to contribute and thrive in society.


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