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November 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Question of the Week: What’s the best way to measure student achievement?

Education Lab is a blog for teachers, parents, students and community members to talk about how our schools can better serve the region’s students. Each week, we will provide a question to get the conversation going. This week’s prompt asks a basic question about how we evaluate success in education.

As Education Lab continues to identify and evaluate ideas for making our local school system better, we’ve come across a persistent question: What does success look like, and how is it best measured? Standardized exams are one obvious quantitative student assessment, but that does not make them the best measuring stick.

So what do you think? What’s the best way to measure student achievement? If not test scores, what other standards might be added to the mix? What does a successful school look — and feel — like?

Share your responses in the form above or by leaving a comment on this post. We will highlight a selection of responses on the Education Lab blog next week.

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