Standardized Tests: How Is Testing Changing Teaching And Learning?


Guests:

James Caradonio
* Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools

Linda Nathan
* Headmaster, Boston Arts Academy (Boston's first high school for the visual and performing arts)

Paul Reville
* Chair, Massachusetts Education Reform Review Commission
* Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
* Executive Director, The Pew Forum on Standards Based School Reform

This past January, President Bush signed an education bill that requires states to test student performance ANNUALLY in reading and math from grades three through eight. Do standards help students improve, or do they just learn to take tests? Join Neal Conan for a special broadcast, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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