Monday, July 7, 2014

Assessment-based Education - a Way out of the Testing Regime?

"Alternative High": Raising the Bar on Public Education

Such an approach is extremely rare and flies in the face of policies
that favor rote memorization and near-constant standardized exams to
measure learning. Ann Cook, one of the founders of Urban Academy, has
long resisted one-size-fits-all assessments that have become dominant
and, along with her colleagues, has persuaded the New York State Board
of Regents to grant a variance to a group of New York State public high
schools that use rigorous performance-based assessments to replace four
of five high-stakes tests required for graduation.

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