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Report: 'Teach to the Test'? Just Say No

Report » 'Teach to the Test'? Just Say No

Categories

Instruction: Assessment

Authors

The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement

Published

2009

Publisher

Learning Point Associates

Abstract

every spring, education-related newspaper and magazine stories raise the alarm that schools are “teaching to the test.” Scores of articles and editorials paint a disheartening picture of frustrated teachers forced to abandon good instructional practices for a relentless stream of worksheets based on boring, repetitive test-preparation materials. even Hollywood actors are chiming in. actress alfre Woodard recently told a louisiana newspaper, “My sister-in-law is left standing in front of her class with a pamphlet, teaching to the test because everyone must pass.”

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