The Story of the MCAS and Standardized Learning
Children are often given less credit than they deserve. I myself am guilty of this offense, as I believe we all are. Perhaps we forget what it was like to be young and curious, reading whatever we could get our hands on, picking up on adult conversations those involved were sure went over our heads, maybe even the occasional, giggly eavesdropping sessions we knew were so wrong (but so fun.) To this day, I underestimate the mental abilities of my younger sister. An avid reader and learner, she thirsts for knowledge beyond the scope of her fifth grade classroom. This is especially true because of the MCAS.