Students take tests in schools when there has been “no research demonstrating a relationship between those tests and measures of thinking or life outcomes”. Susan Engel, developmental psychologist at Williams College, argues that standardized tests are useful, if they measure what the students really need. She suggests that tests should measure a student’s abilities in things that they can use in real life and are important to their moral values and though processes.
For example, Reading. Kids should be reading on a daily basis. “What does it mean to be able to read? It means having the ability to read an essay or book and understand it well enough to use the information in some practical way or to talk about it with another person.”
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