Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Joy of Opting Out of Standardized Testing | gadflyonthewallblog

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The Joy of Opting Out of Standardized Testing

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Testing season is a gray period in my classroom.
But it’s a joy in my house.
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As a classroom teacher with a daughter in the public school system, I’m always struck by the difference.
So at home, I get to see all the imaginative projects she’s created in her class while the other kids had to trudge away at the exam.
“Daddy, daddy, look!” she squeals.
And I’m bombarded by an entire Picasso blue period.
Or “Daddy, will you staple these?”


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