High-stakes testing promotes low-level thinking

“In Australia, research commissioned by the Whitlam Institute raises ‘deep concerns’ about the effects of high-stakes testing on students, particularly in how it promotes ‘low-level thinking’ that is ‘outcomes based’, and suits the needs of reporting processes rather than the needs of children (http://tiny.cc/37ssbw).”

Ref:  ‘High-stakes’ [News section] (2012)  Education Aotearoa 3(2)Autumn, p.8

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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