Only one thought comes to mind; follow the money!
Who is getting rich off this stupidity?
The testing monster is coming for our children.
Helge Wasmuth of Mercy College in New York writes here about the full-steam-ahead plan for international testing of five-year-Old children. As he reports, the planning has excluded experts on Early Childhood Education and has been shrouded in secrecy.
This is the latest and most disgusting manifestation of what Pasi Sahlberg dubbed GERM (the Global Education Reform Movement).
Wasmuth predicts that Baby PISA will lead to:
“increased standardization, high-stakes accountability, predetermined learning outcomes, control over teachers, business-based management models, and privatization.
“The goal of the study is to gather information on children’s cognitive and social-emotional skills as well as characteristics of their home and early education environments. Direct assessment, including actual samples of student work, will measure the domains of emerging literacy and numeracy, executive function, and empathy and trust. Children will be expected to do their work on a tablet, devoting approximately…
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