When the Bloomberg administration announced it would assign every public school a letter grade, based largely on test scores, critics worried the grades would lead to a “drill and kill” approach to teaching. Forced to raise test scores, they said, schools might avoid teaching creativity and problem-solving in favor of focusing on basic skills. New research suggests that the critics worries may have come true — but the researchers don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Standardized Tests & Progress Reports ==> Less Challenging, Enriching Curriculum?
This dovetails really nicely with the more general critique I posted of curricular standards a month or so ago: