Tag: testing

Singa-Score

When I think about Singapore, I think of the curious accents of its citizens (speaking Cantonese and English). I think of school children in white button-down short sleeve shirts with starched collars because it is perpetually summer. But I can…

From Marks to Moolah

Whenever I see an article about “pay for grades”( like the piece in the ASCD’s March 2009 newsletter) or “merit pay” like in the (Commentary in the March 11, 2009 issue of Education Week) I am reminded of a story…

Tales of the 2nd Grade Nothing

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP-aVYuVVBE] We should be able to look every second grader in the eye and say, ‘You’re on track, you’re going to be able to go to a good college, or you’re not,’ Right now, in too many states, quite frankly,…

A-Muse Ed

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us7NJ2KOMjY] The teacher who brings his or her class on a museum field trip provides that class with a potentially lasting impression. It is hoped that this impression benefits that class “educationally” (within rigid academic understanding and assessment) and experientially…