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In a Standardized Era, a Creative School Is Forced to Be More So

posted Nov 6, 2011, 3:36 PM by Unknown user
Read about how this middle school changed because of the emphasis on standardized tests:
"DURHAM, N.H. — Every spring, Linda Rief, who is in her 25th year of teaching English at Oyster River Middle School, has eighth graders do a semester-long “genre” project. They pick a subject area like mysteries, read masters like Agatha Christie, study the writer’s craftsmanship (“Explain how the author foreshadows doom”), then draft their own."
This sounds like Expeditionary work to me. . .