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Special Education Teacher: The Absurdity of Testing My Students

This teacher teaches children with severe disabilities. She is a BAT. She is conscientious and devoted to her work. She was rated “developing,” which …

Parents think standardized tests are useless. Teachers agree.

Parents think standardized tests are largely useless. But they think students should be required to take them anyway.<p><i>Education Next</i>, a journal of education research that generally supports the education reform movement, polls parents, teachers, and the public annually to ask what they think about …

Education

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.<p>You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase …

If the students don't care, what good are standardized tests?

<b>To the editor:</b> The results for the Common Core tests are meaningless and useless for the same reason nearly all of the standardized tests have been since No Child Left Behind was put into effect: The students know the test does not matter to them. The tests are not part of their grade, and colleges …

Civil Rights Groups Say Opting Out Of Standardized Testing ‘Hurts Kids’

A coalition of civil rights groups issued a statement Tuesday condemning parents who opt their kids out of standardized testing in public schools, …

22 Things Parents Want Special Educators to Know Before School Starts

As back-to-school time draws near, we know parents have a lot on their minds (and to-do lists). Jumping into a new school year with a new special …

The Tyranny of Standardized Testing

Public school high stakes standardized testing is a form of modern day slavery, and is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality in our …

Less testing, more learning

As our kids embark on another school year, they will experience and enjoy many of the same memorable projects and lessons we once learned. Parents …

Fewer tests, more play: Qatar asked Finland to open a progressive school in Doha — and it’s a huge success

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5 Amazing Tips for New Teachers

Brilliant or InsaneThis infographic puts a little different spin on our 4 Lessons New Teachers Never Learned. . . blog post. Still, we see valuable …