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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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