This is the week when the students at our elementary school (and presumably everywhere in America) hunker down and take their Iowa Test of Basic Skills. We are told that they should "get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast and use good test-taking skills" -- for whose sake, exactly, is never explained. This blog, of course, will keep talking about the effects that high-stakes testing is having on our schools and on our kids. But there are other people who have made the case better than I ever could -- particularly FairTest, and authors such as Alfie Kohn and Deborah Meier. Check them out!
..How can I comment?