June 20, 2013
The Curry School of Education is holding a conference Thursday and Friday to discuss what life skills are not measured in standardized testings, like the S.O.L.s
They focused on measuring education from pre-school to high school and what skills are essential for child development but are not assessed in the classroom.
They say, while the core subjects are important, teachers also discussed other foundational skills.
As Kathy Glazer from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation says, there are other foundational skills that can't necessarily be measured as easily.
"Like inhibit there impulses and work well with others, relate to peers, communicate, be able to be really persistent, these are the kind of lifetime skills that are so important and really form the foundation of their ability to learn," Glazer said.
The conference will continue through Friday afternoon and organizers hope to continue the summit annually.
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