goals in conflict

THE BENCHMARK DILEMMA          September, 2008                Denison Montessori School

1. The only possible merit of all that time spent—taking and scoring benchmark tests—is the opportunity to study your own students’ responses.
We have to do some higher level thinking here, not get trapped in the myth of number-crunching.  Scores don’t matter; essays and incorrect answers might, if we take time to read them and think about them.  We might even raise test scores by directly… Continue reading