“I think if any school is planning such an initiative, outcomes should be defined, and they must be measured,” Morris said. “That said, most of the important measurements do not involve bubble sheets and high-stakes testing.”
“We did not do 1:1 to improve outcomes but to create a relevant/authentic learning environment using the tools of students’ future,” tweeted Darryl Loy.
“That’s an outcome, too. We need to move beyond thinking in terms of test scores, and also measure thinking skills,” Pierce concluded.
To follow the chat thread, and keep the discussion going, search for posts with the hashtag #esnedchat on Twitter.
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