Kimberley Moran


The Science and Art of Learning How to Read

In the world of education, figuring out how to quantify the learning process can be a controversial topic.

Image via Flickr user Tom Woodward (cc).

On October 24, President Obama announced that children in the United States should not be spending more than 2 percent of their classroom time on standardized testing. Though assessment will remain critical to the learning process, CNN reported that this new plan aims to ensure that testing doesn’t “crowd out teaching and learning,” as Obama put it. Under the revised guidelines, testing would be only one of a wide range of tools used to measure the performance of schools and their students.

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