By Sandra Stotsky
An Empty Curriculum: How instructor Licensure assessments result in Empty scholar Minds makes the case that the total revision of the licensing process for potential and veteran lecturers in Massachusetts in 2000 and the development of latest or extra hard instructor licensing assessments contributed considerably to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of tolerating earnings in fulfillment for college students in all demographic teams and in all local vocational/technical excessive faculties on account that 2005—gains proven through assessments autonomous of Massachusetts coverage makers.
The rapid objective of this e-book is to provide an explanation for what Massachusetts did in 2000 to reinforce its instructor licensing and re-licensing approach to make sure that all academics may perhaps train to fairly powerful K-12 criteria. Its higher goal is to signify that improvement of sturdy educational criteria in all significant matters may be by way of whole revision of a state’s instructor licensing procedure, now not, as has been the case for a number of a long time, the improvement of K-12 pupil tests—if this nation desires to enhance public schooling.
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