Category Archives: Junk Science of High Stakes Standardized Testing

Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: A Year at Mission Hill chapter 6

Chapter 6: Like a Family Dear Mr. Gates, Microsoft’s “stack ranking” management practice has been in the news lately, most recently on Valerie Strauss’ blog The Answer Sheet (Microsoft’s lesson on what not to do with teachers, Washington Post, 8/26/13). … Continue reading

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Special Ed Teacher: High stakes testing is not the way to assess student progress or teacher effectiveness.

Dear Mr. Gates and the Gates Foundation, High stakes testing is not the way to assess student progress or teacher effectiveness. The tests currently in use – and worse, the ones coming, such as the PARCC test – have little … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Garbage Out #EndHighStakesTesting

Dear Bill Gates, As anyone could tell you in your vast huge computer software design organization, there exists a saying from the early days of computers, Garbage In, Garbage Out. Magical numbers generated from fantasies in the education realm are … Continue reading

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High Stakes Tests hurt kids! High Stakes Test results are JUNK Science!

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates, I write to you as a very concerned parent and public school teacher. The high stakes tests that you swear by are causing so much stress to young children. I have heard stories from concerned … Continue reading

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