Archive for May, 2013
The content of this article, “Schools Add to Test Load, Just to Test Questions”,. How our students are being used as guinea pigs to field test future tests.
But then, this jumped out at me, ” The (NY)state currently has a five-year, $32 million contract with Pearson, a testing company.” READ MORE..
I sat, mesmerized, as the music teacher coaxed the most beautiful songs out of 30-40 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. This was not the first time. I have been to many of her concerts, and I am always amazed. READ MORE
These are the features I loved a year ago, and thankfully, still exist today:READ MORE…
My stomach is in knots and I want to scream.
I want to hit something.
I look at my students’ test scores, the growth they have made,and I am proud of them.
I refused to teach to the test, and they still kicked DCAS !
I looked down the AYP column on the all-glorious data chart, and saw that some of my students grew by over 100 points. Only two of my students did not show “growth”.READ MORE…
But I’d like to share some tips on what would REALLY make me feel appreciated!
This goes out to anyone who interacts with teachers,in no particular order:READ MORE