TC's Pallas in NY Times on Annual Testing: Perhaps There's Another Way to Hold Schools Accountable
In a letter to the editor of The New York Times responding to an earlier article about high-stakes annual school testing, TC’s Aaron Pallas, professor of sociology and education writes: “An argument in favor of annual testing of a wide swath of American schoolchildren would be more persuasive if it addressed the fact that most other countries — including those we admire for their superior student performance — do not have such a national policy. Perhaps there’s more than one way to hold the education system accountable for what students learn in school.”
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Published Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015