Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Teaching to the test takes its toll

Education, Elmbrook

Link act scores. that is how we measure intelligence these days.

Civics, economics, personal finance, are no longer taught in school. All of the emphasis is on the almighty ACT and SAT score. Notice what was on the cover of the LINK. ACT scores.

WE are spending over $10,000per student per year to get a test score. Not educate them, but to achieve what society values: bragging rights and college admission. I have heard that colleges are placing less emphasis on the tests and in fact re testing for placement in remedial classes. The ACT scores do not tell the complete story.

Should colleges be giving remedial classes in English and math if the ACT test scores were high enough for admission? It is because the test scores do not reflect a students real ability. 

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