Beware of the Standards, Not Just the Tests (**)

EDUCATION WEEK September 26, 2001 Beware of the Standards, Not Just the Tests By Alfie Kohn A number of prominent educators are finally raising their voices against standardized testing—particularly multiple-choice, norm-referenced tests; particularly tests with "high stakes" (read: bribes and threats) attached; and particularly in the context of a federal mandate to force every state to test every student in ... Read More

Emphasis on Testing Leads to Sacrifices in Other Areas (**)

USA Today August 21, 2001 Emphasis on Testing Leads to Sacrifices in Other Areas By Alfie Kohn Even as teachers ready their lesson plans for the new school year, they are keeping a wary eye on Washington, D.C. A congressional conference committee next month is expected to hammer out a version of President Bush's plan to require standardized testing for ... Read More