The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

Todd Rose

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

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Should we get rid of standardized testing? - Arlo Kempf

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What do standardized tests really measure? What does your average GPA score really mean? If you scored above (or below) average on the SAT, what does your score say about you as a person? According to the findings of Harvard professor Todd Rose, the singular answer to those three questions is: "not much." And yet, comparing people to an "average" remains the primary method for making important decisions about real people in school systems and workplaces throughout the world. Our addiction to average is a major problem, and it's holding back human potential on a global scale. Every individual who reads and shares this book becomes a part of the solution.

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