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A Few Thoughts on Standardized Testing During Testing Season

From February through May you’ll find a common emphasis across the nation’s public schools. For weeks or months at a time schools prepare their students in what has become a hallmark of modern education–the standardized test. 773 more words


4th Grade Student Addresses School Board About State Testing

This 4th grade student in the state of Florida addressed her local school board in regards to state testing. She could not have said it any better!!!! 25 more words

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Testing season

It’s that time of the year again.  Children are eagerly awaiting the day when their teachers suddenly cease to care, when lessons end and the film festivals begin.  568 more words


Standardized Testing Isn't Helping Anyone

Standardized state tests have become a more common thought in the back of students’ minds when they think of school. State tests cause more stress than in the past for students, teachers, and parents as they have started to slightly lower student’s chances of success as each year passes. 506 more words


Shoot and score

With the Spurs playing some solid ball in the postseason, we thought it was a good time to highlight our equally solid Test Scores application. It consists of uploads, maintenance and inquiry covering ten tests including ACT, SAT and STAAR EOC. 52 more words


5 Tips to Prepare for STAAR

By Arjun Bhargava, 7th grade

As May rolls around and weather starts to heat up, another (less enjoyable) indicator that summer is on the horizon does as well: STAAR testing. 470 more words

Race and Standardised Tests

What good are standardised tests? Do they help raise the quality of education or reinforce segregation? Are the only winners those who administer the tests? 13 more words