Last week was the end of a long school year. And as I head into the summer, I keep asking myself ‘did it really matter?’ Next year’s class lists are all set, pending the results of state examinations. Barring any surprises, I could tell you who will be in my classroom, who will be in…. read more
State Test Preparation – A Worthwhile Practice or Waste of Instructional Time?
Is preparation for state testing a good practice, or is it just “teaching to the test”? Many teachers complain every year when it gets close to that dreaded state testing time. There are principals who tell them to spend that month before testing doing “test prep.” Is this a good teaching practice? Is it a…. read more