MCLB (Much Curriculum Left Behind): A U.S. Calamity in the Making

David Berliner

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The relationships between high-stakes testing, curriculum, and the economic needs of our nation are explored. High-stakes testing has been found to narrow the curriculum by forcing more attention to be paid to reading, mathematics, and test preparation. Less time is available for the arts and humanities and for activities that could promote creativity and critical thinking—skills needed for national success in the 21st century. High-stakes testing may ultimately weaken our nation, not improve it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-296
Number of pages13
JournalEducational Forum
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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