Thursday, April 04, 2013

Success Means High Test Scores

From cireremarc’s flickr stream:
Do so few people really question this?

It seems like everything that is said about education today defines success this way. In a recent team meeting we were hearing about the PLC process and what is expected (really, what is required and what we can tweak). We were told, multiple times, that 'it works'. I kept thinking, "Yes, if by works we mean it raises test scores."

Does that mean it's better for kids?
Does that mean it actually improves learning?
Does that mean it's a good use of time, for kids or teachers?
Does that mean it is the right thing to do?

Are we really defining success in a meaningful way?

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