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Standardized Testing FAIL!

Who doesn’t love starting their day with a phone call from the school nurse? D- had a panic attack. This meant I had to drop everything and pick her up from school. 419 more words

Unrealistic Expectations

Dallas ISD STAAR Test Results Show Gains & Losses

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test scores are in and for the most part Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 5th and 8th grade students scored well. 281 more words


I hear voices when I read

Now, I’m not delusional, but when I read I do hear an internal voice sounding out the words. And if you reflect on your own reading experience, there’s a chance you might experience the same thing. 631 more words

2017 Testing in Tennessee Is Off to a Great Start...Whether We Like It or Not

It’s Day 3 of TNReady, Tennessee’s renamed standardized test, and so far, so good! You may remember last year’s fatal glitches, but by all accounts, this year’s tests are smooth sailing. 227 more words

School Choice

Saturday Morning Coffee

It’s a beautiful morning for a strong cup of coffee and a chat with friends. 461 more words


AzMERIT with a Side of Chocolate Cake

The next two weeks are AzMERIT weeks in our household.

In case you do not live in Arizona and as such are lucky to not know of what I speak, the AzMERIT is a statewide standardized test that is given to all students once a year, covering English Language Arts, Writing, Math, and in the higher grades, Science.  264 more words


Tips for Tackling Standardized Tests

Standardized tests can seem stressful and scary, and, let’s be real, no one likes taking them. However, standardized tests won’t ever go away. You need them to pass a class, to advance to the next grade level, and to get into college. 406 more words