Heed the Science, Break the Vicious Cycles

Why do high schools need to re-engineer assessment practices? For one, they are inherently inequitable. And then there's this problem with contradicting the neuroscience of teen brains. Oh and they put teachers in a terrible position at a time when relationships with students need to be strengthened, not weakened. And for all you folks who keep chanting, "But the tests! The tests!" we have some news. Our current practices are not making students college & career ready, and we are not making achievement gains at the high school level. So sit back, take a deep breath, and let's get to the bottom of this...