In this excerpt from The New American High School, author Ted Sizer explores the concept of testing. Because it has come to play a larger part in schooling in more recent years, it is more important than ever to carefully consider and evaluate the role all types of testing play in your students’ lives.
The New American High School (2013) — 9781118526422
Ted Sizer was one of the nation’s most respected education-reform advocates. He founded the Essential Schools movement, which maintains, among other things, that students and teachers are members of the school’s community. It emphasized depth of knowledge, placing more importance on mastering a few subjects than the shallow overview of many. Sizer also once held the position of dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he earned his own graduate degrees, and was also University Professor emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of several books including Horace’s Compromise, Horace’s School, and Horace’s Hope. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 77.