0091: #Testing doesn’t measure this.
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Two girls in my class got into an argument yesterday. They both have a tendency toward violence. Both have been arrested for fighting, and neither of them like to back down. I witnessed an amazing thing yesterday. Just before blows they simultaneously looked at me then back at each other and stopped. Brianna moved across the room. Gabby said we’re ready for class now. I complimented and thanked each for their restrained and told them that I understood the strength that took. We had class.
This would not have been, and in fact was not, the case at the beginning of the year. Tests don’t measure this kind of growth. Tests don’t measure humanity.