Spellings Commission on Nationwide Critical-Thinking Testing in the U.S.

AILACT has approved a resolution (click it to see it and the context in which it was presented to the Board and Membership) expressing qualified support for the Spellings Commission's recommendations regarding critical thinking testing at higher education levels in the U.S. A. press release (click it to see it; click here for MS Word version), which informally restates the resolution and its context, has been sent to a number of key figures, and will be sent to more. The essay, "Nationwide Testing of Critical Thinking for Higher Education: Vigilance Required" (click it to see it), provides elaboration of the problems and dangers mentioned in the resolution and listed in the context of the resolution and the press release.