I'm talking about education reform ... and that is a big problem when discussed on Twitter. Changes to standards-based grading is a big discussion currently, as is standardized testing. These broadsides are fired without really discussing nuance, and for me, nuance is necessary.
You can't standardize learning nor will a standardized test ever be able to report it #abed #edchat #bced #mathchat #onted #ablegHere's the thing ... that's not an argument. It's a statement unbounded by fact or reason.
— D Martin (@d_martin05) January 20, 2014
There are plenty of situations in which standardized tests are important, mostly in those situations where you have a need to compare against a national standard such as SAT, ACT, AP, IB, A-levels, GRE, Bar Exam, Civil Service, Driver's License, et.al.
DMartin agreed with my sarcastic comment to eliminate all of the above testing with "Yeah all mc parts. I agree!! Great idea!!"
So now we've gone from being anti-testing to being anti-MC, as if MC is somehow flawed. Again. I have to ask, what leads anyone to think that MC can never be useful?
Why is this such a necessary part of my online life? (The answer: it isn't.) What part of reasoned and thoughtful commentary includes these random unproven factoids and false dichotomies?
I'll leave with another ...
No cell phones in class b/c they cause distractions well let's remove pencils they cause spelling mistakes