One Last Thought on Testing

I’ve become a recent fan of Linda Darling Hammond. She’s president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, and has a list of credentials and credits as long as your arm—if you’re a person with exceptionally long arms. But that’s not why I like her so much. She knows her stuff, obviously, but she communicates her stuff in such a remarkably succinct, articulate, warm, and passionate way that you just want to listen. This is why we’re giving her the final post of this high-stakes testing blog series. It will be well worth a few minutes (less than 10!) of your day to listen to what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment in this Edutopia video “Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive.”