The Problem With Testing

This quote was one I really agreed with: The pressure-packed college admissions process can take away from the joys of high school if students and their parents or guardians get wrapped up in being accepted at a handful of extremely selective schools. Across the board, counselors remind their students, “You are not your test scores.” …

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Binocular Vision

Testing is a type of lens, and may be useful in some contexts.  Consider, as an analogy, this description of the attributes of one type of lens: binoculars.  “Binocular vision is a peculiarly exclusive form of looking,” explains Robert Macfarlane.  “It draws a circle around the focused-on object and shuts out the world’s generous remainder. …

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