Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
My view as well: "Dr. Richard H. Hersh makes the case that in our era of high-stakes testing, in many schools expectations for student learning have been LOWERED to a lowest common denominator." The problem with testing is not that it's testing - we need ways to be able to assess qualifications or competence, for a variety of reasons - we make these sorts of decisions every day, from deciding which restaurant to eat at to which mechanic to use to which person to hire to which politician to trust. The problem with testing is that it is not a very good way to do this.

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