Complex Thinking is Not Tested and Won’t be Taught – A. Cody

Cody, Anthony. “Complex Thinking is Not Tested and Won’t be Taught.” Education Week. July 23, 2011. Retrieved on July 28, 2011.

As a science teacher, the author has realized that exploration, curiosity, discovery, and innovation are key elements in great teaching and are necessary in developing critical thinking skills. Unfortunately, the standardized tests we are using to measure student growth do not measure critical thinking skills, and with so much emphasis on these tests, including a teacher’s compensation, what gets tested gets taught and what is not tested gets left out.


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