By Sandra Stotsky
An Empty Curriculum: How instructor Licensure exams result in Empty scholar Minds makes the case that the whole revision of the licensing process for potential and veteran academics in Massachusetts in 2000 and the development of latest or extra difficult instructor licensing assessments contributed considerably to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of putting up with profits in success for college kids in all demographic teams and in all neighborhood vocational/technical excessive colleges on the grounds that 2005—gains proven by way of exams self sustaining of Massachusetts coverage makers.
The rapid objective of this e-book is to provide an explanation for what Massachusetts did in 2000 to reinforce its instructor licensing and re-licensing approach to make sure that all lecturers might educate to really powerful K-12 criteria. Its better function is to indicate that improvement of sturdy educational criteria in all significant matters might be by means of entire revision of a state’s instructor licensing procedure, now not, as has been the case for numerous many years, the advance of K-12 pupil tests—if this nation desires to advance public schooling.
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