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How teaching is like farming

On a friend’s recommendation, I am currently reading Wendell Berry’s novel Jayber Crow.  In one part of the novel, the narrator is talking about the thoughts of the farmers in his small town, around the 1950’s.  455 more words

State Standards

Eighth-graders score low in new Ala. standardized tests

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – New standardized tests show that half of Alabama eighth-graders aren’t meeting reading and math standards

The Department of Education on Thursday announced the results of the ACT Aspire assessments that students took in the spring. 93 more words


Test Optional: Hofstra is among Hundreds of Schools No Longer Requiring SAT/ACT Scores

By Neil A. Carousso

This past summer, Hofstra University became 1 of nearly 800 colleges and universities that dropped its standardized testing requirement in order to focus on a more holistic admissions approach. 780 more words

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Standardized Testing Annotated Bibliography

I feel I found successful sources that would support my topic if I were to write a research paper on standardized testing. However, I am never happy with what I write and constantly feel like I need to edit. 99 more words

What’s wrong with standardized tests?

Julie Woestehoff, who is Executive Director of PURE and a founding member of Parents Across America, developed this fact sheet regarding standardized testing.

What’s wrong with standardized tests? 630 more words


Sorry, Fellow Teachers: Standardized Testing Is Not the Devil

This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.

What I’m about to say might make me the most unpopular teacher in the lounge.

Standardized testing actually isn’t all that bad. 1,427 more words

Let Kim Kardashian’s Butt Help You Study for the SATs

For most teens, studying for the SATs is a major bummer. But it doesn’t have to be. The people behind test preparation company Catalyst Prep… 208 more words