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Students' Perspectives On State Tests Can Be Healthier Than the Teachers'


Note to self #3: Keep the standardized tests in perspective. They’re just standard.

Nobody outside the classroom is going to help you gain a healthy perspective on testing. 4,047 more words

Shame on Me for Interrupting Their Conversations

I want to teach. But I simply do not have the emotional stamina. I can think of several careers where it’s common to find yourself crying in your car… 986 more words


It Is Important When You Take Your SAT and ACT

It is important to consider what time of year you will be taking the SAT or the ACT. You see, both of these tests are graded on a curve and you could do exactly the same work on a test and your score may be higher or lower based on who else you are competing against. 357 more words

Education Strategy

Statewide standardized test proposed for Utah kindergartners

SALT LAKE CITY – Kindergartners in Utah may soon be required to take a statewide standardized test to help teachers better understand their readiness for school. 469 more words


PARCC Results Released for Prince George's County

According to a PGCPS news release, the school system has received the PARCC results for the English 10, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 tests. The new PARCC tests were administered for the first time in the spring of this year. 412 more words


Voices: High school over-testing fails college students

When President Obama announced his Testing Action Plan for high schoolers last week — which aims to reduce the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests — the move was met with general ambivalence by my college peers. 580 more words


Testing Antagonizes the School System

By Jaclyn Weiner

The Obama administration has called for a decrease in the amount of standardized test taking in schools around the country. It is long overdue for this topic to be addressed in a serious manner. 862 more words