Benjamin Wann

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Teaching to the test

By Benjamin Wann | January 9, 2022

Benjamin Wann Guest author Teaching to the test On October 19, 2009, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke a story with the provocative title “Are Drastic Swings in CRCT Scores Valid?” The CRCT acronym referred to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, which were, as the article specified, “Georgia’s main measure of academic ability through eighth grade.” The report…

Rats of Hanoi

Keeping Score & Rats in Hanoi

By Benjamin Wann | September 27, 2021

Benjamin Wann Guest author Keeping Score “If a strategy is to be achieved, it must be publicly tracked, measured, and monitored. If you are trying to lose weight, you must get on the scales regularly.” -David Maister “What Gets Measured, Gets Done.” -Unknown Think about the last time you watched a casual game of pickup…