High Test Scores, Low Learning: Why Good Grades Are Not Enough

Rae Pica with Peter Sacks

Social critic and essayist Peter Sacks says that our current educational system may be doing long-term harm to our children. When school systems become exclusively focused on standardized test scores, real learning suffers. Learn what Peter means by authentic assessment, and why it’s a better indicator of what children are gaining from school.

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Peter Sacks is an author, essayist and social critic. His new book is TEARING DOWN THE GATES: CONFRONTING THE CLASS DIVIDE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION. He is also the author of STANDARDIZED MINDS: THE HIGH PRICE OF AMERICA’S TESTING CULTURE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO CHANGE IT, (Perseus Publishing).
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