Dr. Davenport interviewed by ABC 7 on standardized testing
Kate Flexter a reporter with Sarasota’s local ABC affiliate recently spoke with Dr. Davenport about the use of standardized testing in Florida schools.
The story aired 5-4-2016 on the 7 pm evening news see it here
This story in particular, discussed a recent case, where a student with cerebral palsy was being made to take standardized testing that her mother is resisting this process stating that this test is not reasonable for this unique student. The suggestion is that standardized testing can be an accurate measure of student performance if they fall under a normal distribution i.e. the Bell curve. The students mother requested exception from the state and was denied without explanation or opportunity for appeal according to the new story.
Dr. Davenport was chosen for this interview, in part, due to his experience in educational testing and diagnosis and assessment of learning disabled,, gifted, and twice exceptional gifted learning disabled students.