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Posts tagged with Standardised testing

Mar 09

I had a great experience today with a student who has recently arrived in our country. The time I spent with her made me consider how assessments and test scores can overly influence our opinions of students, Especially if we don’t take the time to get to know the child behind the score. “Gloria” (not [...]

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Feb 28

” And something else that matters more, we’ve taught you how to think!” Wise words from Miss Bonkers from the pages of “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!”, Dr Seuss’(with help from Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith) tribute to creativity in schools over standardisation. I open with this YouTube reading of this terrific story as I present [...]

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Feb 16

I had been planning to weigh in on the Standardised Testing debate for a while now. Then I spotted this article titled The four biggest myths of the anti-testing backlash and decided to put my ‘two cents worth’ in. First of all, don’t call me a fence sitter, but I can see what both sides are saying. [...]

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Oct 27

) alt=”School Cartoon #6312 by Andertoons”School Cartoon by Andertoons I’ve been involved in a lot of discussions and Professional development sessions this year in my role as Maths lead learner that have revolved around the use of standardised testing and the role of data in improving outcomes. Twitter and Ed blogs are awash with concerns [...]

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