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
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
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
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