Tag Archive: Standarized Tests

Jan 10

School or Education

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As a public school teacher we are placed under a lot of pressure to provide an education for our students, and rightly so.  That is why I choose that career and have persevered doing it for over a decade.  Unfortunately it gets tougher every year to stay with it.  Do not get me wrong, I …

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Apr 23

Teaching Tip: Two Keys to Standardized Testing Success

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Another year in the book, well in the terms of my particular state my end of instruction standardized test that my class took two weeks ago now I only have 7 weeks of school left to teach… something.  Based on the raw scores my students were very successful passing their test at roughly an 80% rate, scoring a …

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Apr 11

Fighting the Wrong Fight: Why Common Core is not the Problem

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Certain groups in my state and other groups out there are fighting the fight to end Common Core.  For those that have not been paying much attention to the changes in education, Common Core is a new set of standards trying to establish a common curriculum across the states.  Theoretically if a student from Georgia …

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Feb 19

Standardized Test: Teaching or Testing that is the Question

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via So, just taking a little break from getting an end of the year test study guide done for my students, and as I was working on it and it kept getting longer and longer I started to think about all the days wasted in the school year prepping for this end-all be-all standardized test.  …

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Apr 02

Monday Musing: This Makes No Sense

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Lately in my classroom it seems like I keep telling myself over and over again that this makes no sense.  Being an eighth grade U.S. history teacher there are a lot of ups and downs, and I can happily say that I have had a lot more ups than downs in my short teaching career.  …

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