I didn’t always fear acronyms. Acronyms like PEMDAS, RARE, SWAP, are good acronyms. Their sole job? To help my students remember, like all good acronyms do.
But alas, acronyms have become something for teachers to fear. Whenever, there is a new acronym introduced into education, it strikes fear in our hearts. You know what I’m talking about. It seems that about every 6 months, a new one is introduced. One that I’m really afraid of in DE is, DCAS (Delaware …) Ok, I can’t lie, I don’t even know what it stands for! I just know it means test the hell out of our kids.