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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 10:52 AM
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7. On the subject of test scores, check out the current ish of Smithsonian
There's a very interesting article on the Finnish school system. A chart in the article compares the number of standardized tests that the average Finnish kid takes vs. an American kid. American kid: 12, Finnish kid: 0.
Of course, the twist is that in terms of results, Finnish kids demonstrate much better progress than American kids.
The question is why we're so concerned with test scores making adequate progress, rather than students? Learning lives in a human being.
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