Monday, June 8, 2009

Washington Post: Alternative Testing on the Rise (6/8/09)

Alternative Testing on the Rise
Washington Post
June 8, 2009

Portfolios have long been used for in-depth evaluations because they can gauge more skills and higher-order thinking. Many educators say the year-long portfolios are a fairer way to measure what some students know, but pass rates for portfolio tests are relatively high, which helps educators meet academic benchmarks but raises questions about the tests' value in rating schools. Portfolios also are expensive, not to mention thousands of teacher hours spent compiling them. This article is in The Washington Post.

(From The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

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