Might be fun to come up with ‘13 Things a Student’s Parents Won’t Tell You’
Standardized testing is different than assessment testing. Standardized testing has been around for decades. Assessment testing is the new kid on the block and what (most) teachers detest.
Which is fine with me. The reason politicians started down the road of assessment tests is because the teaching establishment abdicated their main responsibility of actually teaching kids in favor of making sure no kid had self-esteem issues. Curriculum was dumbed down, down, down, to the point where huge numbers of kids were graduating high school without knowing even the most basic things.
Assessment tests were mandated in an attempt to get teachers back on track.
Holy cow you are not kidding..... my son came home from a college history class today and said the girl sitting next to him, who was both texting through the class and rubbing up against her boyfriend, questioned the names of the three ships that Columbus sailed to America..... seriously...my son said he wanted to ask her what she was doing in first grade when they taught that the first time.