Conference at Teachers College: “Testing Then and Now”

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I recently had the good fortune to be at Teachers College for the “Testing Then and Now” conference held on December 9, 2013 in New York. The three sessions of speakers focussed on the history of testing contributions by faculty at Teachers College, the backlash against testing today and The Gordon Commission on the future of assessment in education. What a gift to be brought together with all of these perspectives in one room! My thanks go to Madhabi Chatterji, director of AERI, and to partner organizations IUME, ESPA and all the participants for an illuminating look into the diverse world of testing. Several views on testing were highlighted, including…