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Monday, October 2, 2006

MCAS Naysayer


Ezra Daskal Hausman of Newton's Auburndale section is underwhelmed with the news on rising MCAS scores, according to his letter to the editor today.

I suppose it is good news that MCAS scores have increased in many less affluent communities, but I am not convinced that it means that education in those areas is improving. If they reflect more time spent teaching to the test and less on broadening students' minds, the trade-off may be negative. The extraordinary emphasis on this test, and the narrow definition of education it suggests, may serve our students poorly in the end.

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