Testing times and the thirst for data: for what?
Maisuria, A. 2016. Testing times and the thirst for data: for what? Communications Department of The National Union of Teachers.
The emphasis on tests has made teachers and pupils depressed, harm themselves, and even turn suicidal. High-stakes testing and an oppressive data-drive accountability system de-humanise what should be an experience of enrichment, creativity and fun. Schooling is being reconfigured from being a public service to a business, and business demands data through testing.
|Publisher||Communications Department of The National Union of Teachers|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.teachers.org.uk/sites/default/files2014/mismeasurement-40pp-a4-10827-.pdf|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Dec 2016|
|Copyright holder||National Union of Teachers|
|Copyright information||© NUT (2016) This is an essay published in The Mismeasurement of Learning: How tests are damaging children and primary education. The full version of the pamphlet is available at: https://www.teachers.org.uk/sites/default/files2014/mismeasurement-40pp-a4-10827-.pdf|
This pamphlet is the work of Reclaiming Schools, a network of
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