Category Archives: High-Stakes Testing

halfway out, and still fighting the bad rap

Halfway through the sixty days’ resignation to retirement, I’m thinking about the posts I’ve written as a map of where my mind has been. Surprised that I’m still reflecting so much on teaching–still infuriated over new teacher evaluation systems and … Continue reading

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high stakes testing: stone walled vs. living stones

High-stakes testing really makes my blood boil. (If you’ve kindly read the past few posts: Can you tell?) More than that. It makes my stomach turn. A good student (summa cum laude graduate), I was a lousy test taker—a tried-and-true … Continue reading

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high-stakes testing hurts

It had been quite a six months for our son. His paternal grandfather had died twelve days before his ninth birthday in December; his maternal grandfather was hospitalized with misdiagnosed strokes in January; his father was diagnosed in February with … Continue reading

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