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American Education Testing

Why Standardized Tests Are Fine With Me

Paula White | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Paula White

Given what we know about the structure of our society, the demands of the knowledge economy, and the need to pass tests in order to advance in many of the nation's best careers, how can we entertain the idea that testing should be drastically scaled back?

Globally Competitive Does Not Mean Globally Competent

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

America's schoolchildren today are regularly out-tested on math, science, history and English scores by students from around the world. But it's not our students' fault. They haven't been prepared properly by our school systems, which haven't been able to keep up with global changes.

International Test Scores Predict Nothing

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

The international test scores are poor economic barometers. What matters most in the decades ahead is the extent to which we cultivate creativity, ingenuity, curiosity, innovation, and thinking differently.