Friday, January 23, 2015

Testing being put to the test

 Standardized Testing being put to the Test


Most every kids in grades 3-12 do not like taking the Standardized Tests. Recently, a new law has been passed called "No kid left behind." It requires that kids get tested in reading and math. Districts can also add more following the state-mandated test. 

Teachers now-a-days are only preparing their students for the test at the end of the year. School year experiences can be destroyed boy this test because it is so big and stressful. The schools are worried about all of those kids are just on the edge of failing. 

Everyone, teachers, parents, kids, are saying "this is too much." The real question is what could you do instead of the test?  Sen. Lamar Alexander is proposing a draft bill to eliminate annual testing requirements and really leave it up to the states to have much more flexibility.http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2015/01/22/377438689/the-past-present-and-future-of-high-stakes-testing