Perhaps you’ve seen this video: “I will not let an exam result decide my fate” by Suli Breaks, spoken word poet out of the UK: I’ve seen it because my students pretty much demanded I see it after I showed … Continue reading
Category Archives: testing
From a fellow Colorado teacher as we head into week two of state-mandated testing in our school this week: Standardized tests are killing our students creativity, desire to learn – The Denver Post.
Powerful piece here written by a journalist who spent several months in Mission High School in California. This tells the story of a school that is successful with its diverse population on every measure except the standardized tests. These tests … Continue reading
How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? | Edutopia. I came across this article courtesy of one of my colleagues from my time in Phoenix this past summer (thank you!). I think it’s a very thoughtful piece on meaningful assessment. It’s … Continue reading
Shared with us by one of our colleagues, a great point/counterpoint conversation about whether or not student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers: Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Evaluate Teachers? – WSJ.com.
Please read and pass along. More of us need to be speaking up and out against testing testing and more testing… NYC Public School Parents: Carol Burris’ testimony on the current testing regime.
We’re perplexed–suddenly today already 60 readers have found my post from spring 2011 on what to do while actively proctoring a state-mandated test. That’s kind of a lot of readers for us on a given post in a single day, … Continue reading
From a NY City Language Arts teacher: Better yet, we should abandon altogether the multiple-choice tests, which are in vogue not because they are an effective tool for judging teachers or students but because they are an efficient means of … Continue reading
Read this: I went to some of D.C.’s best schools. I was still unprepared for college. – The Washington Post. Here’s my response: Was this student’s elementary education in charter schools in DC too heavily focused on test prep for … Continue reading
I’ve been ruminating over this one for a time–not sure if I should post it or not. I actually wrote it about two weeks ago and have been thinking about it since. The last thing I want you all to … Continue reading