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Charters, Tests, and the Tiresome Achievement Debate
"When looking inside many of the classrooms in these schools, we found a remarkably low level of cognitive demand being placed on students. The instructional emphasis frequently was on procedure, not on conceptual understanding. Students were not being asked to think for themselves, nor were they being asked to conjecture, evaluate, or assess. Why? Because the tests that hold these charter schools accountable do not measure higher-order thinking.
testing  assessment  learning  higherorderskills  criticalthinking  conjecture  evaluation  conceptual  understanding  instruction  schools  publicschools  charterschools 
june 2009 by robertogreco

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