I don’t have an issue with any test. I have an issue with 2-3 months of the school year being wasted teaching to the test.
The whole system is a mess from the top down.
I have an issue with 2-3 months of the school year being wasted teaching to the test.
Uh?....Isn’t that what is scheduled to be taught anyway?
If they don’t learn what’s on the test, then the year is wasted and they arrive at the next grade level unprepared for the next year’s work. ( Is a “duh” needed here?)
I have an idea!
Let’s make the government school year 2 to 3 months, since that’s what’s needed to teach the essentials for that year, and let the kids stay home for the rest of the year. Think of the budget savings in salaries, fewer schools ( since the kids could rotate schedules), pensions...etc.