I read a really great article in The Atlantic about more testing, not less, in American classrooms. That was not a typo. It is a really fantastic article about how great testing can be…in spite of the much-maligned status of testing in the media!
I couldn’t repost the article here, so I’ll just give you the first paragraph, and then please do yourself a favor and click through to read the rest. You won’t be sorry…especially if you are a teacher, whether elementary, secondary or higher ed.
“In high school, we used to moan about Mr. Koonz’s chemistry class. Every Friday, Mr. Koonz required his students to turn in a worksheet and take a test. Every single Friday. We begged for a break from the constant assessments. But nothing swayed him.”
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