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Originally posted by conspiracy nut
did they find the knife? did anyone see the knife? the student supposedly heard a noise that sounded like a knife flicking? sounds fishy to me.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by LastStarfighter
Not sure there is a simple solution.
The current switch to the Common Core curriculum is a positive first step. It places a lot more emphasis on critical thinking, students must explain their reasoning, etc.
My hope is we will eventually move away from standardized multiple choice tests and begin to utilize performance assessments. In other words, give the student a real life problem and have them justify their answer. These are much harder to standardize, though, so I won't hold my breath.