Tests assess but don’t always determine aptitude

And, as Bart Simpson exemplifies once again, a test without context can create conflicting results far removed from reality.

Answering standardized multiple choice questions, at a single moment in the time-space continuum, subject to emotional reactions and human temperament, then interpreted in a formulaic analysis, identifying aptitude without ever seeking the view of the kid whose future has now been determined whether they agree or not, seems oxymoronic, no matter how well-intentioned. 

Human beings are unique individuals, who mature at their own pace requiring mentorship over time to both identify and nurture an aptitude, a gift that will keep on giving to others, while providing economic security and peace of mind to those beings who embrace their true nature.

For more information about how Creative Marbles Consultancy can help families in nurturing a student’s aptitude, contact us.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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