[Susan notes: A blue ribbon committee of the National Academies of Science concluded in Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education that "Nearly a decade of America's test-based accountability systems, from 'adequate yearly progress' to high school exit exams, has shown little to no positive effect overall on learning and insufficient safeguards against gaming the system." But we have to keep reminding the press and the public. We must be grateful to Steven Krashen for continuing to do this.]
To the editor
From Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, USC
Published in Santa Monica Daily Press (08/28/2012)
State Assembly Bill 5 removes the requirement that increases in student test scores be included in teacher evaluations (“10th graders sail through exit exam,” Aug. 23). Good idea.
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