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Is it Time to Do Away with Standardized Testing?

Recently, while talking with a teacher about the importance of adjusting instruction to meet the needs of children in the classroom, the teacher suddenly burst out laughing. 1,688 more words

Is it Time to Do Away with Standardized Testing?

Recently, while talking with a teacher about the importance of adjusting instruction to meet the needs of children in the classroom, the teacher suddenly burst out laughing. 1,688 more words

Keys to Success

I came across a disturbing statement in a test prep book this weekend. It was the third sentence of the entire book, and it went like this: “Standardized tests are a key component of being successful.” 226 more words

Us (true Stories)

NY ‘fixed’ Common Core tests — and scores surged

State officials touted increases in scores on tough Common Core exams this year but failed to reveal that they had lowered the number of right answers needed to pass half the exams.The state Education Department dropped the number of raw points needed to hit proficiency levels in six of the 12 English and math exams given to students in grades 3 to 8, officials acknowledged. 12 more words

Common Core

How Physics for Poets can boost your Physics GRE score

As summer fades to autumn, prospective grad students are eyeing applications. Professors are suggesting courses, and seniors are preparing for Graduate Record Exams (GREs). American physics programs  (and a few programs abroad) require or encourage applicants to take… 1,167 more words

Reflections

New York students improve in math, hold in English

Once again, less than a third of students, 31 percent, scored well enough in English to be considered proficient and on track to graduate college-ready… 12 more words

Common Core