Standardized testing is a major concern for teachers, administrators and parents. The problem is standardized tests don’t always mean what they are supposed to mean. Misconceptions about how test scores relate to school quality are driving a growing separation between students of financial means and students from disadvantage. In the end, research indicates that separation is making everyone worse off.
Later, we consider some research on learning foreign language and how it informs student group formation.
- 1st Segment – 1:24 – Role of Standardized Testing
- 2nd Segment – 19:41 – Student Grouping Methods in Foreign Language
- 3rd Segment – 32:18 – Which bad books would you use?
- 4 Things We Don’t Know About AP Tests
Kamenetz, A. (2017, May 01). 4 Things We Don’t Know About AP Tests. Retrieved January 06, 2018, from https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/01/525073237/four-things-we-dont-know-about-ap-tests
- Comparing student-selected and teacher-assigned pairs on collaborative writing
Mozaffari, S. H. (2016). Comparing student-selected and teacher-assigned pairs on collaborative writing. Language Teaching Research, 1362168816641703.
- The Urban-School Stigma – The Atlantic – Schneider
- How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students – The Century Foundation – Wells, Fox and Cordova-Cobo
- New Mexico Student Reading Scores Up, Math Stagnant – Associated Press – Russell Contreras
- Should schools still offer AP classes if most students struggle on exams? – The Sacramento Bee – Lambert & Reese
We’re drinking one of our favorites: Dark Truth, an imperial stout from Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO.