Monday, October 6, 2008

Tyranny of the Test: One year as a Kaplan coach in the public schools

Tyranny of the Test: One year as a Kaplan coach in the public schools By Jeremy Miller,Harper's Magazine
I am here because the High School for Health Careers and Sciences . . . has purchased Kaplan’s SAT Advantage program, an abbreviated version of the SAT prep course offered by the testing company at any of its 150 centers nationwide. (“Higher test scores guaranteed or your money back.”) As one of Kaplan’s roving “coaches,” I will spend the day helping math and English teachers kick off the test-taking course by modeling the “Kaplan method” for their classes...

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