And "meaningful testing" is Wayne's Newspeak for "education". Of course, a test is "meaningful" if, and only if, he says it is. Naturally, he doesn't give us any other meaningful criterion for making that decision.
On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:00:39 -0600, Wayne Bishop <email@example.com> wrote:
Such behavior is "clearly outrageous" for which there is "no excuse." ... Maintain the status quo.
> "FairTest" has always been the education industry's Newspeak name for > "NoTest". There has not been, nor ever will be, a test of student > performance or teacher >competence that is meaningful. Here is another > example that, on the surface, seems reasonable. Such behavior is > "clearly outrageous" for which there is "no >excuse." Except for one > small detail, using the exams in any meaningful way is the real > problem. Nothing about firing the teachers or principals, not even > letters of >reprimand to their personnel files. Maintain the status quo.
Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver