Monthly Archives: July 2015

NAEP grit

Ed Week tells us that the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is testing some survey questions to accompany their subject-matter tests. The questions seem to be self-reports, asking students to assess themselves on such things as “grit,” “desire for … Continue reading

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Questioned assumptions #4: Competitiveness

One of the consistent themes of education policy documents during the latest wave of “reform” is competition. This is usually not far away from references to market forces, innovation, etc. Every US president and candidate when addressing education will assert … Continue reading

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