Data: More Than Just a Four-Letter Word
I'd be hard pressed to identify a colleague who isn't fed up with multiple-choice standardized testing. Lost instructional time. Data that isn't timely or targeted enough to inform our efforts. Data that may only reflect a student's performance on a particular day. Data that may say more about a student's ability to take a multiple-choice test than it does about her mastery of content and skills.
And then there is the fact that this data is often used as a singular measure to evaluate students' progress and teachers' performance.
If you're like me, your blood pressure is rising,...
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