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UnFairTest: Monty Neill on Problems with High-Stakes Testing

program date: 
Mon, 12/17/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Monty Neill of FairTest about how high-stakes standardized testing undermines real learning and discourages critical and creative thinking. They discuss more reliable, collaborative, and contextually-sensitive ways of evaluating teachers and student learning.

[audio-player] 13:35 minutes (6.22 MB)

Portland Teachers reject High-Stakes Testing: Gwen Sullivan of PAT

program date: 
Mon, 12/17/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Portland Association of Teachers president Gwen Sullivan about why Portland Public Schools turned down federal grant money. Although it might have provided funding for further professional development for reading teachers, the one-time grant could not be used to reduce class size, and came with requirements for high-stakes standardized testing with no attention to individual contexts.

[audio-player] 11:58 minutes (5.48 MB)


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