All the panelists agreed that too much emphasis is placed on assessment, and that the education industry would benefit from stepping away from “the test” and focusing on that spark that occurs in a classroom full of students who are engaged in real-world learning with technologies that enrich—not prohibit—learning.
“I have a feeling that you’re curriculum doesn’t give you that much leeway,” Rischard said, drawing applause from the audience. “It’s a dictatorship of the standards test.”
“The National Education Technology Plan sets the platform for what we need to do to transform education, and a piece of that is the opportunity to transform learning,” Cator said.
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