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Humorous Test Answers

The vast majority of my blog posts deal with critical issues in our schools. However, on occasion, some humor provides a welcome respite from the daily grind. 82 more words


Test-Optional Schools are Impacting the College Application Process

For years, applying to colleges have included the requirement of taking standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT. These tests were a factor that college admissions officers greatly considered when admitting a student. 771 more words


Quote #228

Sometimes, the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds. 

-Diane Ravitch


SAT, Why?

With the SAT coming up this October 1st, it got me thinking about my future and how this one score will determine the opportunities that lie ahead of me. 157 more words

SBAC Validity Linked to Use and Purpose; SDE Unveils New Growth Model

At a meeting of the state’s Mastery Examination Committee today, committee members discussed the purpose and use of standardized tests.

“One of the real things that occurred in the last era was a misuse of the state exam,” Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell said. 589 more words

Education News

Mill Creek High School Cheating Scandal

“Dozens of students at Mill Creek High School have been accused of plagiarizing their summer reading tests”. . .stated our local news in serious, shocked tones. 1,326 more words


3 day weekends – Standardized Tests – Dealing with Loss

The next best thing to a 4 day weekend is a 3 day weekend. I wish I could find it in myself to finish my homework on Friday rather than Monday but somehow, something always comes up Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night. 319 more words

3 Day Weekends