Assessment as a Civil Right - article
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- Subject: Assessment as a Civil Right - article
- From: "Monty Neill" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:51:07 -0500
I have an article - "A Child Is Not a Test Score: Assessment as a Civil Rights Issue" -- in the current issue of Root and Branch, the electronic journal of the Advancement Project. In it, I explain why test-centric schooling undermines learning for children of color and low-income students, while high-quality, low-stakes assessment practices are valuable supports to teaching - thus, assessment as a civil rights issue. I also address the gaping inequities - "the education debt" as Gloria Ladsen-Billings terms it - on top of which destructive testing practices are layered.
You can access the article, and the whole journal, at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/521dc3a9#/521dc3a9/1
. It uses adobe flashplayer, but you can download a pdf by clicking on the button on the lower right, then select pages you want to download (the selection boxes are below the pages). I had to go to full screen mode to be able to find the download button at the very bottom of the page.
There are other articles as well you may want to read, such as on the Detroit dropout crisis.
Monty Neill, Ed.D.
Interim Executive Director
15 Court Sq., Ste. 820
Boston, MA 02108
857-350-8207 x 101
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