Hart wrote: In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, DanH150093@aol.com wrote: >I have a quaint idea. Let's have content based standardized testing every >couple of years or so and students must either pass or stay back until they >do. > >Then have a leaving exam in the main subjects with the scores given from 1 to >10. Upon graduation, students are issued a wallet-sized card suitable for >presentation at colleges, trade schools, prospective employers, possible >dates, etc. > >Accompany this with the greatest PR campaign to make everybody aware of the >new real standards (and before you all go berserk, the test is not the >standard; it's only the assessment device). > >Perhaps, kids would then connect the quality of their education with >something meaningful, like getting a job or getting into college. > > >Dan Hart >SFHS >LAUSD >"Los Angeles, the deductive reasoning capitol of America"
I've often thought there should be a WAT-Work Aptitude Test for all students. It would be a much better indicator of a schools's performance that the SAT which is used whether you like it or not. Perhaps it would change the emphasis from educating to satisfy college entrance requirements to educating the whole society. Johnny