Monday, January 10, 2011

Tests Are Not The Thing

This is an excerpt from Dan Pink's (wrote A Whole New Mind) blog at  Brian Greene is an amazing physicist whose books include The Elegant Universe and Fabric of the Cosmos (fabulous reads).  As one commenting reader says (and I paraphrase), "If Brian Greene says it, I'm going with it.

Interview exchange of the day

From Deborah Solomon’s New York Times Magazine interview with superstar physicist Brian Greene . . .
SOLOMON: Do you think SAT scores define intelligence?
GREENE: No. They define the capacity to answer questions on an SAT test.

Just another reminder that the tests are not the thing.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. All I hear from my friends who work in public schools are how the tests are ruling the classroom. I have a friend that works at a school that gives at least 26 assessments (like comprehensive testing format) a year --- this does not include the teacher's tests they give over the class materials either. It gives me a headache to think about it. Thanks for the article information. It was wonderful!