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Ohio house bill limits time students spend on standardized tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a bill that would limit time students in the state’s public schools spend on standardized tests. 113 more words

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Tests. What Should We Do?

I recently had a conversation with a colleague about district standardized tests (i.e. quarterly exams, and/or midterms, and finals) and their growing popularity and prevalence.  There are many pros to having standardized quarterly exams in schools: they prepare students for formal testing situations, they offer valuable data to stakeholders, and they hold teachers accountable for keeping a fair pace in their instruction. 611 more words

Education

City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A City Council hearing is looking into the pros and cons of standardized testing in Philadelphia schools.

Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. 163 more words

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Absent Minded

For much of our lives, we are taught to sit down and be quiet. Instead of cultivating an atmosphere where children are given the opportunity to explore about the world, we are instead flooded with useless standardized knowledge, sought to give us a well rounded education.   142 more words

Thoughts

The consumers' choice in education

When I was young, I worked at a restaurant that served carbonated soft drinks. In those days, customers ordered their drinks from a waitress or over a counter. 486 more words

Education Policy

The Pressure is on for Third Graders

The idea of summer school sounds like a life sentence to many third grade students, but what if that was the answer to America’s illiteracy issues? 381 more words

Books

Do Standardized Test Really Benefit Our Children

It is sometimes believed that publishing the results of standardized tests has a value for the public. Have you ever heard of a parent or teacher express concerns about the comparative scores? 279 more words