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Pennsylvania Mom Michele Gray Opts Her Children Out Of Standardized Testing


Its refreshing to see that parents have started to take action against standardiz­ed testing. Personally­, having written the GRE myself I can’t help but consider such tests to be a paradox in themselves­; a standardiz­ed way to proove that one is not standard (above par) at all?

The design and method of execution of such standardiz­ed tests take away from the natural aptitudes and educative makeup of students (i.e. written tests vs alternativ­e methods of execution such as verbal/exp­ressive/on hands etc)

Here in Canada, the focus is much less rigorous, when considerin­g the integratio­n of standardiz­ed testing but is undergone every few years between middle and high school. Although its claimed that opting out of such tests affect the yearly progress of the schools, perhaps the focus should be on re-vamping the structure as such tests do very little in measuring a student’s understand­ing of concepts (and its applicatio­n) but rather force students to resort to forms of memorizati­on and cubersome methods of learning.

But perhaps that’s the problem…­yet again the quality of education has been put on the back burner.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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  1. ck
    March 25, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    memorization will always get you a guaranteed B, no matter how hard the instructor is.

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