Thanks to IEW's monthly newsletter, I just learned of a new test that replaces the problematic standardized tests that shackle teachers to Common Core standards, the ACT, and the SAT. Many private schools and homeschools educate their students using a classical model. Until recently, there was no standardized test or college entrance exam geared toward … Continue reading Don’t “teach to the test!” Test what you teach!
"It was a dark and stormy night..." Actually, it probably wasn't stormy, but it was dark and night, or, more accurately, it was about 2 AM one day in early May, 2001. My eyes had popped open and I had lain in bed for a while. Realizing I wasn't going back to sleep, I had … Continue reading Twenty Years of IEW: A Tale of Very Fortunate Events