Duncan Thinks Students Don’t Take Enough Standardized Tests

Just when you though too much time in the school year is already being taken up by testing, Arne Duncan is planning even more.  Sheesh. When will the madness end?

An excerpt:

“Dr. Stephen Krashen offered a cogent rebuttal to Duncan on the Answer Sheet,where he pointed out:

The plan presented in the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Reform calls for an astonishing amount of testing, far more than we have now with No Child Left Behind. The only people I know who support the testing plan have spent very little time in schools, haven’t read the Blueprint, or just aren’t listening to real education professions or students. Or all three.

We are about to make a mistake that will cost billions and make school life (even more) miserable for millions of teachers and students. The only ones who will profit are the testing companies. We should be talking about reducing testing, not increasing it.

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2011/01/the_trouble_with_tests_you_can.html

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