The Free Press, Mankato, MN


November 5, 2012

Our View: Low science scores cause for concern


School leaders should be careful to avoid creating curriculum solely to making sure students have acceptable test scores and leaving by the wayside the ideas of problem solving and critical thinking. Tests should be benchmarks toward measuring basic student knowledge, and schools should go beyond that to provide programs where students can apply the knowledge.

In the end, employers will reward employees who can apply science knowledge and skills and may not look much at employee test scores.

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