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Let The Student Become The Master

27 Feb Let The Student Become The Master

Imagine if aspiring surgeons could coast through medical school by simply showing up to class and watching the clock tick away. Or if mechanics could receive their certifications by just observing, not repairing, cars.

Students in a third grade technology class play a math-related computer game at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy in Boston, Massachusetts on Feb. 25, 2016. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg)

Crazy? Of course. But this is reality in most American schools, where student progress is pegged to age and the number of hours spent in a classroom.

It’s no wonder why students are falling behind. While 90% of parents believe their children are reading at or above grade level, national assessments show that less than 40% of students actually are. It’s time to stop measuring student success by the number of minutes they log in class, and instead start measuring actual learning achievements. Without such a shift, schools will continue to deny students the skills and knowledge required for success.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2017/02/02/let-the-student-become-the-master/#163bafc53286



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