Monday, August 31, 2015

Opinion: Standardizing Testing Hurts Student Teachers.

Jennifer Wallace Jacoby, an assistant professor of psychology an education at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, wrote an opinion piece in The Answer Sheet blog in The Washington Post (8/30, Jacoby) that argues alongside students and teachers, student teachers are also suffering from standardized testing. Jacoby says that with more at stake under standardizing testing, teachers are less able and willing to train student teachers. The blog post then outlines different ways that teacher education programs can support teachers mentoring student teachers and certain advantages to having student teachers in classrooms.

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