Monday, December 19, 2011

Testing and the Emperor's New Clothes

This history of testing in New York State is both funny and terrifying. . . and it could just as well be Michigan.

10 Years of Assessing Students With Scientific Exactitude by Michael Winerip (New York Times article)

PS The comments are good too.


  1. HA! Brilliant!!! You should send this link to every member of the BOE, Snyder and the legislators passing all these ridiculous laws.

  2. Dear Ruth,

    Thank you very much for providing this blog. I appreciate your thoughtfulness about our schools and their policies. While you put your thoughts into reasonable words, I tend to holler and scream (very unproductive). Thank you for being a productive voice in our community.

    AAPS Parent

  3. And thank *you*, AAPS Parent, for noticing my work! I hope 2012 will be a good one for the schools.