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Inauthentic Reading Assessment

Peter Greene | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The type of reading we demand students do on reading tests is a type of reading that isn't done anywhere except on reading tests. Well, and of course now, also, in all the classrooms that are trying to get students ready for these inauthentic reading tests.

Rigorized Reading for Eight Year Olds

Peter Greene | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

One of the most odious policies to emerge from the Reformster swamp is the mandatory retention of all third graders who don't pass the Big Test in reading.

FCAT Scores Fall For Some As State Drops Standards For More Passing Grades

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

The portion of Florida third graders who could be held back jumped to 18 percent this year as a result of low scores on the state's rigorous new stand...

Does Government Testing Put Children Off From Reading For Pleasure?

The Guardian | Jeevan Vasagar | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

MPs have criticised government plans to test pupils on their reading ability at the age of six, warning that it will put children off reading for plea...

Boys Lag Behind Girls In Reading In Every State

Baltimore Sun | Liz Bowle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The CEP looked at how boys and girls score on state reading and math tests around the nation. The Washington-based nonprofit found that boys trail gir...