what ? really ? what?
Essential? for what? for every person?
And look at some required/mandated/compulsory evidences…
No standards/assumptions/management needed for curiosity.
being measured – and competing..
in school math.
let’s think hard about that.
if it could even happen.
95% et al.
and the following is not good – but when you start looking at the hours/money/stress/classroom-management/lost-curiosities et al – spent on prep – beyond not good.. no?
Catherine Gewertz reports in Education Week that the new Common Core tests created by the PARCC consortium of states will require up to ten hours, depending on grade level.
Here is the projection:
“The amount of time students will have to complete both the performance-based and end-of-year components in math and English/language arts:
Grade 3: 8 hours
Grades 4-5: 9 hours, 20 minutes
Grades 6-8: 9 hours, 25 minutes
Grades 9-10: 9 hours, 45 minutes
Grades 11-12: 9 hours, 55 minutes”