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Are standardized exams taking a toll in the classroom?

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:30 pm | Updated: 11:59 pm, Thu May 8, 2014.

Desks arranged in line formation. Students seated in alphabetical order. Pencil and paper at the ready on your desk.

These are components of education that students all over the world know well when it comes to test time. The frequency of these tests may change, however, from district to district and school to school. Public schools, for instance, are required to administer state standardized tests, including the Standards Based Assessment (SBA), End of Course (EOC) and Discovery Education Testing (DEA), as well as tests for Advanced Placement (AP) classes. It’s fair to say that these tests are often unpopular with both teachers and students, as they seemingly take place throughout the year. Whether there is too much testing, too much teaching to the test or too little critical thinking being taught in schools as a result, is a matter of opinion.

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  • Michael Elliot posted at 10:11 pm on Thu, May 15, 2014.

    livinginbrooklyn Posts: 1

    34,000 New York children refused to take the ELA state tests. Many more refused the math. Speak up! Watch and spread the video. Parents have a right to refuse!
    http://youtu.be/2ayYajsQjg8

     
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