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Doyle, Christopher L. – American Educator, 2012
This author contends that contemporary issues classes no longer have currency, as standardized test results are the litmus test for education. In many schools, students are isolated from firsthand accounts and formal study of events that textbooks will one day proclaim as defining experiences of their generation. According to Doyle, schools tend…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Test Results, Citizenship, Democracy
Weingarten, Randi – American Educator, 2010
In a global knowledge economy, filling in the bubbles on a standardized test isn't going to prepare children to succeed in life. This is the time to shed the old conflicts and come together. In this article, the author suggests a new path forward--toward a 21st-century education system, a serious and comprehensive reform plan to transform U.S.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
Adelman, Clifford – American Educator, 1999
The Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) measures students' general learned abilities, but student test performance is influenced as much by family environment as it is by formal education. Many colleges use SAT scores in admissions decisions. Students would be far better served if there was a concentration on other ways of predicting success in…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Admission, College Bound Students, Curriculum