After reading chapter eight of the constructivist Bible, I was intrigued by the thoughts of right vs. Wrong. I have seen this happen in my class. where I am searching for the right answer from students and not getting it. I can see that the students are confused about the answer and exactly how to get that answer, and reassurance from me. I would love to take the time to pick their brains and see how they are coming to their own conclusions and "right" answers.
The problem lies in time. We are on such a tight schedule: to have x material covered in y amount of days. We are dictated to cover a certain amount of material in our classes and leave the lost students behind in our wake. The CSAP's just reinforce the type of learning that we do not want, rote memorization and regurgitation; loss of identity and failure to learn the process of learning. Does standardized testing really assess the student's learning? Or does it force teachers to teach in a way that benefits no one?