Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Than Just Bourbon and Horses: Kentucky and Standardized Testing

I know what you might be thinking. Kentucky...Standardized Testing...what do those urbanity-challenged Southern "rednecks" know about doing Standardized Testing? Much less doing it right?

Um...a great deal as it turns out. Kinda makes a fellow Southerner proud to read the stuff. The effort in Kentucky won't make the true anti-assessment crowd happy, but certainly offers useful ideas anywhere testing might stick around a while. Like New Mexico, for instance. Like the entire United States for the foreseeable future.

P.S.: No mention of a different SpEd assessment in the story. I'm trying to track down information along those lines both in Kentucky and nationally. Any help/info most welcome in this or any relevant regard. By the way, I found the above at Education Week reporter David Hoff's blog. While Education Week is a pay site, the blog is free.

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