Businesses in one Chicago suburb have identified broad skills— problem solving, observation, listening comprehension, and facility with numbers— they say predict success on the job. Is this what schools are teaching?
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New tests are being developed to assess the new standards. Will these tests be able to measure reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, in addition to math and English? What happens if they don’t?