Sunday, May 15, 2011

Victims of Testing [video]

What I find soul killing is that the victims of standardized testing are the very same people these tests claim to serve...

I have the same question as Angela's teacher:

Is this right?


  1. There is no way Angela will ever love learning if all she can focus on is passing--she (and her teachers) will never be able to focus on learning!

  2. a very compelling video, all of us have students like Angela, hope Canada never gets like this, are we moving there?

  3. I think I am going to cry...a student should only be given this test for 3 hours maximum; she should not be required to work on it for the entire day.

    This has nothing to do with the learning needs of Angela, and this is a frightening example of an education system based on standardized testing.

    I feel a great deal of empathy for students and teachers in the USA; particularly the struggling students that need to be supported, where standardized testing will not demonstrate what their particular needs are except that they are not at the same level as others.


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