Approaches to Evaluation
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Educators engaged in the conventional teaching of the con ventional subject matters enjoy a great luxury: they do not have to worry much about evaluation. To be sure, “accountability” is be coming a new favored word that encourages attention to scores in mathematics, reading, and other subjects. But consider the ad vantages enjoyed by those dealing with the traditional curriculum. No one doubts that reading, mathematics, history, and so on, are legitimate subjects worthy of study nor that students can accumu late some degree of knowledge and skill in these domains. No one questions that reasonably thoughtful and careful instruction will yield learning. Moreover, a vigorous testing industry with a long history supplies a diversity of options whenever we want to mea sure students’ aptitudes and the impact of instruction.