Let’s face it: Teachers know and parents are waking up to the fact that these tests are one of the most expensive and least effective ways to measure student or teacher success. So why are we willing to let policymakers forcibly impose this corporate-driven assessment from companies like Pearson upon our children even if it makes them sick???
What if instead we measured success in things that really mattered to students, parents and teachers.
- A plan to find and develop their passion(s).
- A team of mentors, guidance, and/or advisors to help guide them in discovery and development of their passions.
- Customized success plans that they help design.
- Advisors who are deeply involved in and responsible for their lives and their success.
- An opportunity to learn about what they are interested in the world with real world experts.
- Reported they are satisfied with support they receive from the school.
- An authentic portfolio that can be used for career, academic, or civic pursuits.
Teachers and schools are measured by:
- Success is moving students along to
- College and/or
- Civic endeavors
that enable them to achieve their plans and goals for personal success.
Pie in the sky?