Joel Rose contends complacency about test scores is misguided

Jul 16, 2012

COMPLACENCY IS THE ENEMY of success, as any entrepreneur--especially those laboring in education--would attest. Hence, last month's op-ed in the USA Today, "Quit Fretting: U.S. is Fine in Science Education," has Joel Rose particularly incensed. Cheering over small upticks in NAEP scores and the number of students achieving a "basic" grasp of content is immature and misguided, he writes in the TIME. Why settle for "basic" when other students in other countries are "proficient?"

Joel Rose contends complacency about test scores is misguided

Jul 16, 2012

COMPLACENCY IS THE ENEMY of success, as any entrepreneur--especially those laboring in education--would attest. Hence, last month's op-ed in the USA Today, "Quit Fretting: U.S. is Fine in Science Education," has Joel Rose particularly incensed. Cheering over small upticks in NAEP scores and the number of students achieving a "basic" grasp of content is immature and misguided, he writes in the TIME. Why settle for "basic" when other students in other countries are "proficient?"

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