Government & Politics

March 4, 2014

Common Core’s greatest challenge: testing students’ ability to think

While legislatures debate whether to implement the Common Core State Standards. the beast that is troubling practitioners is the obligation to somehow test students, not on so much content as before but on the harder-to-measure ability to think. Complicating that mission is the pressure nationwide that teachers be evaluated to a significant degree by their students’ performance on state tests.

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