The Crucial Link Between Learning and Assessment Success

The Crucial Link Between Learning and Assessment Success

December 10th, 2014 @ 2:00 PM ET

One of the most pervasive—and counterproductive—myths in education is that in order to do well on standardized tests, teachers must replace fundamentally sound practices with test-prep. Join Dr. Sean McGrew as he explores a few pieces of data that show:

  1. This does happen (that is, districts, schools, and teachers do change their practice to focus on test-prep).
  2. For the most part, it doesn’t work.
  3. But to a limited extent, it does.

We will end with a discussion about what is best practice, given the evidence.


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