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Things that AREN’T on the bubble tests

Things that AREN’T on the bubble tests

From Gerald Bracey (via Joe Bower), here’s a great list of things that AREN’T on the bubble tests our kids are taking:
creativity
critical thinking
resilience
motivation
persistence
curiosity
endurance
reliability
enthusiasm
empathy
self-awareness
self-discipline
leadership
civic-mindedness
courage
compassion
resourcefulness
sense of beauty
sense of wonder
honesty
integrity
Anyone want to argue that students who possess these will be less successful in life than those that don’t?Anyone want to argue that these are less important than regurgitating decontextualized fact nuggets on a standardized assessment?Anyone want to argue that schools shouldn’t be teaching these?Anyone want to argue that these are not being crowded out in favor of increased emphases on fact nugget regurgitation?
No? No? No? No? Then why, again, are we doing what we’re doing?
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