Tuesday, February 25, 2014

None of the Above - Why Standardized Testing Fails

"The skills you need to survive today are just much broader than the skills you needed to survive in the early 1900s. It is a different world, a world that is changing very quickly. In today's world you don't only need the memory and analytical skills that are some way important on those tests, but you also need to be creative, you need to be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment in a creative and flexible way.."

Former Oklahoma State University Provost Bob Sternberg developed his first intelligence test in seventh grade and since then has become one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century. His talk discusses the faults in standardized testing and the new needs of today's generation.

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