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  •  Can you (1+ / 0-)
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    substantiate the claim that "opponents of overtesting" (which is a strawman) oppose all testing? You are also conflating assessment with testing. No one is claiming to be against assessment, but these standardized tests do little in way of evaluating teaching and learning and do a lot in terms of damaging education.

    "Your conspiracy theories won't work without evidence." -Nasir Jones

    by Tristero 312 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:26:08 AM PST

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    •  Hard to prove a negative. (0+ / 0-)

      Easy for you to disprove it, though!  You, or someone, should show the class an example of an opponent of testing as it currently exists who offers an alternative model.  That shouldn't be too hard.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:00:16 PM PST

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