Published on AlterNet /Education, by Owen Davis, Nov 25, 2014:
Gainesville kindergarten teacher Susan Bowles doesn’t quite fit the mold of a rabble-rouser. “I’m such a rule-following, non-activist type,” she tells me.
“I hate speaking to anyone above the age of seven.” But with the onset of a Florida law mandating that every kindergartener grind out a lengthy computer-based standardized test in the first month of school, Bowles began speaking out widely. New test-based teacher evaluations meant kids with little or no experience using computers or even taking exams were expected to post valid scores. “[The kids] didn’t care if they got it right or wrong,” says Bowles. “It wasn’t going to yield productive results” …;
- None of the Above – Why Standardized Testing Fails, Bob Sternberg at TEDxOStateU, 11.32 min, uploaded by TEDx Talks, Dec 3, 2012: Oklahoma State University Provost Bob Sternberg developed his first intelligence test in seventh grade and since then has become one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century. His talk discusses the faults in standardized testing and the new needs of today’s generation;
- Standardized Testing on YouTube-search;
- Find on en.wikipedia: Standardized test; /Educational decisions; /See also; /External Links;
- Scholarly articles for standardized testing reform movement on Google Scholar-search;
- Anti Standardized Testing Movement on Google Web-search.