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News From the Test Resistance Trail,

author: Susan Ohanian
description: Ohanian's column on resistance to high-stakes testing tells stories from the trenches around the country, adding a humorous touch to a serious report. She points out the "looniness" of many test questions and points to the inappropriate nature of many state tests. She puts forward the case that measuring instruction will not necessarily improve it, concluding with a quote from Thomas Sobel, the former state commissioner of education from New York, "We don't need more prizes for measuring rain but should award prizes instead for building arks."

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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: 01/01/2002
posted to site: 01/19/2001