The insane problem of US standardized testing

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  • When it comes to elements of the US education system that simply don’t work, there is one controversial topic that educators always come back to: standardized testing.
  • For Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author and founder of Cultures of Dignity, using standardized tests as the ultimate barometer of a student’s worth (and of the quality of education provided by an institution), and perpetuating that system for profit, is not only problematic and inaccurate, it is “criminal” and “irresponsible.”
  • The system is broken. For things to change, institutions and educators have to be willing to step out of their comfort zone to try something new. They must also remember that education practices should revolve around what’s best for learners, not what’s best for any given industry.

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