Thursday, March 19, 2015

What's Up Part 1

There is a lot of talk right now about standardized testing.  My students just finished round one and I am relieved, it is a stressful time for all of us!  Instead of complaining on social media (like I have seen endlessly in the past few weeks), I decided I would keep it more upbeat.  No one likes a complainer!  One of my favorite bloggers (from right here in Colorado- Teaching with a Mountain View) recently shared a standardized testing "bloopers" post where people could write their funny/horror stories from testing.  
It was a great way to laugh about the dreaded tests and stay positive.  Click here to see the full post on Facebook and read the funny stories people wrote.  I am still new to the teaching world (2nd year) so I have yet to have a funny thing happen during testing...and with all the paperwork that comes with "funny stories" I think I am OK not yet being able to contribute!

If you are interested in reading more about standardized tests in the news, here are a few links to recent articles from all parts of the country:

1 comment:

  1. What a great resource for teachers! I'm liking her page now. My favorite story was the one about the kid who "got sick" on his test booklet, and they sent it in to the state.