Just had a chance to read this article and it provided me with some food for thought on
teaching in the 21st century. I currently teach at an international school that promotes a
Project Based Learning (PBL) framework. While I endorse this model, for many parents and
cultures, testing is still firmly entrenched in the educational framework as the bottom line
for success or failure, thereby creating the classical dilemma: scores or diverse skills?
This article promotes the idea that testing has its place, but that effective
techniques that promote a more holistic approach to student development and multiple
intelligences and outcomes can and do succeed in a world that still clings to test scores. As I progress do the road of education I hope that I remain committed to expanding the future of education. I applaud educators such as Rob Riordan.