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American Agenda (Education: Standardized Tests) #126964

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bennington, VT: Bill Blakemore) Second part of report on American education and standard tests featured; classroom scenes shown; details given of alternative forms of testing, such as "performance-based assessment." [STUDENT, TEACHER - comment on verbal testing.] [National Center for Fair and Open Testing Monty NEILL, education consultant Grant WIGGINS - say students need to do real work that is tested by human judgement.] New ways of testing and assessment described. [Project School co-founder Pat CARINI - comments.] [Curriculum coordinator Jessica HOWARD - says teaching and assessing is the same act.] Teachers' method of assessing students at one Vermont school cited as example; scenes shown.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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