Why Standards, Grades and Tests Are Hindering Student Learning

THE END OF AVERAGE: Todd Rose, lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, doesn't believe that standards, grades and tests are all that useful for tracking student progress. Why? They're designed around "averages," and Rose argues in his latest book (The End Of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness) that judging people on how they perform in relation to a mean doesn't do them any goodIn an NPR interview on the release of his book, Rose delves into the concept of "average" and its relationship to personalized learning.

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