Has standardized testing shifted the focus away from learning?

05/10/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Education in the U.S. increasingly has become institutionalized, in part, because of the belief that students' learning can be quantified through standardized testing, writes Mike Fisher, a full-time educational consultant and instructional coach. In this blog post, he writes about the need to refocus education on the learner, perhaps by "leveraging opportunities for choice and differentiated products through performance tasks and problem-based scenarios that not only generate a product but also are a launching pad for the next learning moment."

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