There have been a number of discussions about certifications lately on some of the on-line groups. People seem to be either ‘for’ or ‘against’ testing certification. I am neither, but I am against advertising certification as a way to teach people how to test. The testing certification programs I am familiar with, only show that people were exposed to a certain amount of information, and memorized enough to pass a test.
- • teach a strategy and kids can memorize it
- • give them a problem situation and they invent their own strategies