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What Matters More Than Test Scores
, Guest Writer
We should stop obsessing about test scores and start obsessing about the health and well-being of children and their families. The gains would be far more valuable than a few points on a standardized test.
And The World's Best Problem-Solvers Are...
The top-performing Asian countries are known as "pressure-cooker countries," according to Amanda Ripley, whose recent book
Cheng's Views on Chinese and American Education
Public school teacher, education activist, PhD
Notice that the percentage of Chinese eighth graders scoring "advanced" in mathematics is higher that the percentage of eighth graders scoring "advanced" from all other nations. After all, isn't the Race to the Top really the Race to the Top of the World? China sure is lucky. Or is it?
What You Need to Know About the International Test Scores
, Guest Writer
The news reports say that the test scores of American students on the latest PISA test are "stagnant," "lagging," and "flat." The myth persists that once our nation led the world on international tests, but we have fallen from that exalted position in recent years. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
U.S. Students Show Less Improvement Over Time
Josh Zepps speaks with Erica Holloway and Unai Montes-Irueste about students performing worse as they age.
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