The inconsistency could not be more glaring. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, speaking at the recent Democratic Convention, sought to rally the troops of teachers to the party cause by stating that the president, “believes teachers must be respected and paid like the professionals they are,” and that, “no teacher should have to teach to the test.” Say what?
Standards Based Assessment
While we as educators may benefit from having clearly defined curriculum goals through the use of
education standards, the current system of holding schools accountable based on assessment scores
can be a prescription for disaster.