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3 Study Tips for History, Science Material on the New SAT

Practice recognizing the content links between different questions and providing evidence to support your claims.

The 2016 SAT will debut an entirely new design. The exam will emphasize the use of context when answering questions, as well as the analysis of passages from significant historical documents and scientific sources. 574 more words


My 3-Minute Plea to the Cleveland Board of Education 3-26-15

Good evening. My name is Melissa Marini Švigelj-Smith.


Thank you, once again, for this opportunity to speak.


This evening I stand before you as a parent advocate. 645 more words

Education And Testing

The Tests Are Coming! The Tests are Coming!

Next week is the big week.

This can be said with both truthfulness and sarcasm.

Yesterday, I found myself overwhelmed after staff development because I had done a rough estimate of my percentage of kids I felt I had a solid “gut feel” would be proficient on Iowa Assessments next week.   352 more words

Common Sense

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable…

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Fight over standardized tests at schools heats up at Capitol

DENVER — The fight over standardized testing in Colorado’s public schools is heating up at the Capitol. Teachers and students say they’re burdened by too many tests. 45 more words


Protesters Rally Against Standardized Testing

DENVER (CBS4)- Protesters rallied on the steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday against standardized testing.

Educators, parents and students hoped to deliver their message to Colorado lawmakers. 114 more words


What's Going on in Public Education: "A Brief History of the 'Testocracy,' Standardized Testing and Test-Defying"

By Elaine Magliaro

I just came across an excellent article today titled A Brief History of the “Testocracy,” Standardized Testing and Test-Defying that I think is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the mania for the high-stakes testing of children and the school reformers who are destroying public education in this country. 663 more words

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