Let’s Quit Mocking the Test!

11682228586_08ddb5c972_mTo my dismay, I had a fellow administrator tell me that their school was going to do mock PARCC exam drills this coming month.  Every part of the day is going to be “test-like”!  “We really need to get the kids ready for the test conditions they are going to face”….???? Maybe I am wrong, but I think the thing we need to QUIT getting kids ready for tests.  We need to quit letting testing drive our proverbial “school bus”!  We need to get to quit doing anything that does not have our students engaged in asking questions, testing ideas, and attempting to make physical solutions to everyday needs.

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