Test the Instruction, Not the Kids

Teachers College Record, May, 2011

4 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2011

Date Written: September, 18 2011


Diane Ravitch’s (2010) critique of the standardized achievement testing apparatus has not been refuted, but it has been criticized for failing to present an alternative. Likewise, proponents of standardized achievement testing, although conceding, “it has its flaws,” respond “there is no better way.” This commentary sketches a Plan B alternative that is supported by contemporary events and by Educational R&D resulting from the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

Keywords: Education Policy, Experimental Design, Educational Research, Reading Research

Suggested Citation

Schutz, Dick, Test the Instruction, Not the Kids (September, 18 2011). Teachers College Record, May, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1929986

Dick Schutz (Contact Author)

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