By Mark Crummey
We measure or attempt to measure just about everything in education. Ralph Tyler laid out a 1949model for instruction that is as good as it gets. What are you gonna teach; how are you gonna teach it; how will you know it was taught? That is all you need to know about the history of educational measurement.
You’d think we’d get it right by now, but it is a messy endeavor involving humans and institutions. So, we march on trying to retool what we teach and how we measure the teaching of that content.
Crummey, of Roanoke, is an elementary school principal. He has been involved in education for 20 years.