Tagged with English

English Teachers Reject Use of Robots to Grade Student Writing

Critics of standardized tests argue that the written portion of those assessments can short-circuit the process of developing ideas in writing. Using machines to grade those tests further magnifies their negative effects, according to a statement adopted last month by the National Council of Teachers of English. As high-school students prepare for college, the statement … Continue reading

School Cuts Warning: Some Kids Don’t Know Own Name

Some young children have such poor language skills that they start school without knowing their own name. The shocking fact has emerged during a row over cuts to Sure Start, a government programme designed to tackle inequalities in early education. David Cameron’s poverty adviser, Frank Field, told Radio 4’s Today programme last Saturday that many schools have … Continue reading