Tag Archives: Standardized Testing

Pearson Fails the TEST

New York's standardized testing has been a statewide debacle for some time. The Fairtest and the Opt-Out Movement have been covered extensively over the past several years here at TWA. I am relieved to write this blog and share how finally it was realized that Pearson Fails the TEST, not the students. The state of New York…
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Standardized Testing – Student Voice Goes Viral

When Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at an elementary school in Florida, took a stance against standardized testing in front of the school board - you could hear a pin drop. The impetus for the speech, “What inspired me to speak all started one day when I came home. My mom asked me how the testing went, and I told her…
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Does One Size Fit All in 2014?

  [caption id="attachment_53054" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo illustration by Randall Nelson[/caption] The following is how the article by ALIA WONG titled, in 2014, One Size Didn't Fit All - starts in the Atlantic: [caption id="attachment_53046" align="alignleft" width="300"] JETfri/Flickr[/caption] 2014 was not a good year for the word “test.” “Standards” (and its equally unpopular cousin “standardized”) didn’t fare too hot, either. The…
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To Test or Not to Test: Questions on Standardized Testing

Source: TopEducationDegrees.org To Test or Not to Test: Questions on Standardized Testing The high stakes and high costs have parents and educators wondering if we’re focused too much on testing and not enough on teaching. Since No Child Left Behind in 2001, standardized testing has become increasingly excessive in our school system. The high stakes and high…
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Obliterate the Common Core

I don't understand if most of us agree that CCSS, APPR, MODULES, and STANDARDIZED TESTING are all having a negative effect on our children, WHY do we proceed? If we know we are turning kids off to learning, stifling creativity, and depriving them of authentic teaching, WHY do we continue these practices? Why haven’t the…
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How Students are Reacting to the “NEW” Standardized Testing

The notion that passing a standardized test qualifies someone for something is completely fallacious. It’s a fallacy based on ignorance at best, and profit at worst. a. True b. False c. No comment d. Don’t rock the boat So, how are students reacting to the "NEW" standardized testing? Recent polls say 86% of school districts…
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Isnt it Time to Stand Up Against Standardized Testing?

Isn't it Time to Stand Up Against Standardized Testing? Yes, and as April looms ahead, my mindset is focused on the realization, it's that time of year again. It was this quote, "If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we've lost sight of the real reason for learning," from Jeannie Fulbright,…
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