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Standardized Testing : The Good, The Bad and The *VERY* Ugly with Zachary Stein, Ed.D

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How can standardized tests begin to asses non standardized minds? How do we capture ineffable constructs like interest, motivation, passion, intelligence , learning potential? These are all fundamentally important questions while exploring the role that assessment takes in the learning process. And they are questions that Dr. Stein has spent a big part of his life tackling, eventually leading him ( during and after Harvard graduate school and doctorate) to co-found a reform organization called  Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business.

So basically– this is an awesome conversation where I jam out with Dr. Zak ,AKA the philosopher, educational theorist, professor, dyslexic and educational non for profit founder , on the good, the bad, and the ugly of standardized testing . Enjoy, and don’t forget to share your thoughts with me via Instagram or Facebook. 

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  • DR. ZACHARY STEIN
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DR. ZACHARY STEIN

Dr. Stein has interests that range from social justice and philosophy to education, including specializations in developmental psychology and ethics. He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University. While a student at Harvard, He co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business. Currently, He serves as Chair of the Education Program at Meridian University and as Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom.

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