Re: Dbyates on CA Charter Schools
Sun, 2 Feb 1997 18:04:49 -0500 (EST)

On the subject of testing, I tend to agree with Dale that, since there is an
awful lot of it in the rest of the world, that it is probably a good skill
for most folks to learn. Hence, I didn't sweat the "imposition" of the
standardized testing at The Highland School, since it "killed two birds with
one stone" - kept us state-approved and provided practice in testing. If we
didn't have to administer the tests, however, then
testing-as-a-skill-to-be-learned would have ranked right up there in the
pantheon of other skills-to-be-learned, neither holding a greater nor lesser
position. Students would have the same access to it as they would to other
skills and the same right not to access it.