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Standardized Testing: The Temporal Scan of Education

As the pandemic rages and the issue of testing is discussed in a medical context, I’ve found myself increasingly noticing the parallels between the the ways in which America has discussed and politicized Covid testing and the way in which America has politicized and discussed educational testing. These parallels between medical and educational testing have … Continue reading Standardized Testing: The Temporal Scan of Education

Don’t Believe the Hype

Brigham tried to warn you in 1936. PE tried to warn you in 1988. Bigham tried to warn you repeatedly since 1990. But, unfortunately, since the marketing machine of the testing agencies got their grips into the Stanvard Universities the narrative of the SAT providing access has taken root in the American psyche and far … Continue reading Don’t Believe the Hype

Shuffling the Deckchairs of Testing

I wrote this back in March but then … The Rona. I’m publishing it now since BPS just chose their vendor. I’ll likely dig into that vendor and the test first on twitter but eventually I’ll post something about it here. After a very public breakup with test-maker Education Records Bureau (ERB), Boston Public Schools … Continue reading Shuffling the Deckchairs of Testing

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