It seems that the current administration, with its unlimited funds to change everything for the good, is going to redesign standardized tests to help the 'i-don't-give-a-crap' students who are now called students with learning differences.
Christina Samuels writes in her "On Special Education" blog for Education Week (9/3) that Secretary Duncan "made several direct references to what these new tests may mean for students with learning differences." That's because "all English language learners and students with disabilities will take the new assessments, with the exception of the 1 percent of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities." In his speech, Duncan indicated "he has pretty high hopes" for the tests because they incorporate "smart technology."
Another word for smart technology is video games.
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