[Susan notes: Ending standardized testing before Grade 3, as psychometricians advise, would be a start.]
To the editor
Both the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and the Bracken School Readiness Assessment are deceptively named. Neither one reliably measures young children's knowledge, ability, talent or readiness for school. Using these tests ΓΆ€” or any standardized test ΓΆ€” to sort children into groups of "gifted" and, presumably, "not gifted" is educational malpractice.
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