Students Can Take More Responsibility for Success on State Tests

Published by EducationNews.org — Test scores go up when the results make a difference to the kids.  Otherwise many won’t takes tests seriously. Until the year 2000 I adamantly opposed “high-stakes” state testing, where failure would cost a kid a diploma.  Why penalize kids for what the schools failed to do? But that year, inContinue reading “Students Can Take More Responsibility for Success on State Tests”

Testing for Fun at School Would Improve Achievement

Published by EducationNews.org — Finding a way to assess fun in the classroom could help re-center the balance between pleasure and work in schools.   Recently an early childhood educator got me and several hundred other people beautifully primed for learning – in about five minutes, ten tops. Maryann Finamore, the Director of the Westbay Children’s Center inContinue reading “Testing for Fun at School Would Improve Achievement”