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.

Copyright © 2002 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2002 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.