Dr. Jaekyung Lee Offers View On High-Stakes Testing

GSE Dean Jaekyung LeeDr. Jaekyung Lee, dean of the Graduate School of Education, offered his view on high-stakes testing in the October 24, 2013 edition of The Buffalo News:

"Let's take a pop quiz on the ongoing debate over state education testing, an issue that is nothing less emotional than the way our schools teach our children. First questions, then answers:

"Does high-stakes testing improve education? Does it meet standards of professional practice? Does it lead to higher test scores? Do countries with high-performing schools rely on it? Does it promote standards-based educational reform?

"Here's the correct answer, from my presentation at the Summit for Smarter Schools, where 2,500 people upset by the state's over-testing of children gathered recently at Kleinhans Music Hall: No. None of the above. Absolutely not."

Read his entire opinion piece at:
http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/another-voice/another-voice-easy-answ...

October 24, 2013


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