A Teacher’s Case for Testing

August 31, 2011

Today’s Education Week has a worth-reading piece today called “A Teacher Finds Good in Testing.”  In it, Ama Nyamekye recounts how she went from being a protester against testing to being a supporter.  She acknowledges flaws, but argues that paying close attention to test results made her a better teacher by giving her an independent, reliable, broad-spectrum view of whether and what her students were learning.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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