Thompson: Does "Race" Round 3 Represent A Shift On Testing?
Has the Duncan team finally turned the corner and begun to understand the real limits of high stakes testing and accountability? Probably not, but there's always hope. About the next round of Race To The Top Dana Goldstein is cautiously optimistic about the administration's push for low-stakes pre-school assessments that measure children’s social, emotional, physical and artistic, as well as academic readiness for kindergarten. Goldstein urges Duncan to listen to the social science and "use test scores to help teachers better target instruction toward individual children, not to reward or punish either individual children or adults in the system."- JT (@drjohnthompson) Image via.