Judy Rabin and John Horn offer an interesting blog they call School Matters.
I take it Judy doesn’t like the Federal program No Child Left Behind. I agree it seems to have some awkward parts.
It also allows states not to participate in the program. And, it offers minimum thresholds for participating states to meet in exchange for Federal funds.
Many teachers fly with students way above these minimums. Since standardized test scores are used to identify student academic progress, that means, by definition, at least one half of all students score at or above “average.” And, test results can prompt teachers and administrators where to consider changing instructional content or processes.
I wonder why people find these options objectionable? I wish them the best with their well-meaning concern for students.