Test Prep for high stakes rank and punish tests do not teach critical thinking and problem solving skills. With high stakes tests, real teaching is trashed.
Remember all the bold promises about Common Core? Remember the claims that it would increase achievement for all students and close the achievement gap? That’s what David Coleman (architect of the Common Core and now president of the College Board, maker of the SAT) claimed, along with a plethora of Gates-funded advocates for Common Core.
Never happened. National NAEP scores flatlined, and scores for the poorest kids dropped.
Here is the latest from New York, which embraced the Common Core wholeheartedly.
Since the introduction of the Common Core, the proportion of students in New York who scored zero on the state writing tests has doubled. In addition, the achievement gap has grown.
An alarming number of NYC students have scored three or more “zeroes” for their writing answers on the statewide English exams, a new study reveals.
On the English Language Arts exams between 2013 and 2016, in addition to…
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