Moving away from timed tests
from By Brian Stack
From Oct. 29:
In a recent Education Week article, Alden S. Blodget asked why we as educators believe that speed reflects intelligence. Blodget reported an alarming upward trend he observed over three decades during his tenure as an assistant head of school: students' parents pushing for extended test time accommodations — for both school tests and standardized tests. He would receive diagnoses from families looking to get extended time added to their child's education plan, and he wasn't always convinced these were accurate. Blodget's observations led him to a startling realization.
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