May 28, 2012

ARTICLE: Education Statistics 101

Education Schools' Training On Standardized Tests Found Lacking In New Report 

"In the wake of test-heavy policies like No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, a teacher's job description now entails data analysis and a grounding in statistics -- crucial skills that a new study claims teachers aren't learning in the education colleges that prepare them for the classroom."

I have three things to say...

First, it's not that hard to read data from a stupid standardized test. Let's just chill out. 

Next, I hope colleges never offer Education Statistics 101. Doing so would only validate the idiocy of modern standardized tests. 

Finally, we'll analyze the data about our students when decision-makers reveal the studies proving that standardized tests improve student achievement. In the meantime, I'll continue to ignore the student scores and spend more time with the students.

I may put that on a t-shirt.

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