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School tests fail to capture human complexity

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The Grade Five class, in early September, listened cautiously then quietly set to work on the assignment. Except Archie. He folded his arms defiantly and refused. A brief discussion established that doing nothing was not acceptable, so I gave him ......

The demand for measurement has led to a great emphasis on teaching reading skills to the detriment of concern with what children can and should read, and, more importantly, with what is worth reading. Show/Hide caption

The demand for measurement has led to a great emphasis on teaching reading skills to the detriment of concern with what children can and should read, and, more importantly, with what is worth reading. - Derik Holtmann / Belleville News-Democrat / The Associated Press

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