Brainstorming The Next Standardized Reading Test: A Guide, Part I

So let’s say you get a job with/for Pearson, the mega-testing outfit, to create a standardized reading test for eighth graders in New Mexico.  Sorry, I know you’d rather have another job, even hypothetically, but it’s a tough market out there, fantasy world included.  At least I’m not making you tackle the Math, too. So,… Read More Brainstorming The Next Standardized Reading Test: A Guide, Part I

What Was Once Teaching is Now Only a Violation

Interesting list of standardized testing “violations” uncovered in Prince William County, Virginia found “inappropriate help” via tried-and-true silly methods, like: A teacher at Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary admitted to shaking her head at a colleague when a student gave the wrong response, and exclaiming, “You go [student’s name]!” when a child chose the correct answer. Okay, that… Read More What Was Once Teaching is Now Only a Violation