Meier: A system that links "well-educated" to test scores misses the mark

02/18/2004 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In a lengthy interview, Deborah Meier, co-principal of Boston's Mission Hill School, tells Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews that standardized tests do not measure academic success, and they distract schools from their mission of educating children to make better and informed judgments. Meier says such higher order skills don't come packaged with right and wrong answers.

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