Testing—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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71 Page Quotation Collection on Testing
This 71 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Testing. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Testing, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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If we teach students to memorize answers, they will do well on tests; if we teach students to solve problems, they will do well in life.
Marks and grades—originally the measure of learning—have become a substitute for learning. Students work for grades—not knowledge.
--Jesse S. Nirenberg
Evaluation is about growth, not terminal judgement.
--Parker J. Palmer
Let us not judge our students simply on what they know. That is the philosophy of the quiz program. Rather, let them be judged on what they can generate from what they know—how well they leap the barrier from learning to thinking.
When I’ve visited Finland, I’ve found it impossible to remain unmoved by the example of preschools where the learning environment is assessed, rather than the children in it. Having rejected many of the pseudo-academic benchmarks that can, and do, fit on a scorecard, preschool teachers in Finland are free to focus on what’s really essential: their relationship with the growing child.
If we differentiate lessons, why do we give standardized tests?
—Dr. Justin Tarte
Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moment.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is indeed one of the great ironies of our time, that having designed computers that can perform the function of information storage and retrieval better than any human, we continue to emphasize in our teaching and testing, information storage and retrieval.
--Edward T. Clark
If you’re not assessing all the time, how do you know if [students] are getting it or not? We need to know what they know so we can teach them what they don’t know.
Those that make test scores and grades the heart of education hit their targets while entirely missing the point.
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