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Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Sample Ch 9
In his new book, Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools, Dr. Bob Sornson describes the reasons we operate within a content-driven one-size-fits-all instructional model, and why this model produces only small numbers of highly successful learners. He then offers a compelling vision of a competency model, in which progress toward crucial outcomes is carefully tracked until each student achieves competency.
Published internationally by Routledge, this book clearly describes how many of the inadequacies of American education are systems issues. Rather than blame administrators, teachers, kids, or their parents, Over-Tested and Under-Prepared shows that poor results are largely a function of the basic design of our curriculum-driven one-size-fits-all instructional approach. Forty years of state and national “school reform” has accomplished little, and it never will until we address the underlying design issues. This book starts us down the path to schools that can help far more students become good learners for life.