Sunday, January 13, 2013

Damaging Assumptions

Just a few educational assumptions that damage kids today:

* Good test scores = good schools.

* Adults are in control of what and when kids learn.

* Data is numbers.

* All of human behavior can be computerized.

* There are only 4 possible options for a student to respond to a standardized question.

* And, there is one best response for all students, and that is the right answer.

* Standardized test scores are the best predictors of future academic performance and future success.

* You must give kids a standardized test in order to evaluate the teacher.

* To improve student academic performance, you need to test them more.

Got any to add?

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