How do we know what they know? Evaluating the relevance of standardized testing

There are few conversations more contentious and more important than that of assessment in education.
Assessing what children know alongside how they learn is the fundamental project of schools — to understand what knowledge young people bring with them into the classroom and to facilitate the development of understanding.
 
Years of educational research has explored various assessment strategies, techniques, and processes as well as the promises and pitfalls of educational testing—specifically, standardized measures of achievement.
 
Click here to read the full article written by Jennifer L. Milam, Ph.D., Old Trail School’s Director of Curriculum and Instructional Innovation.

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Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.