Sunday, March 17, 2013

Test prep for Homework? I wish it wasn't so

Peter DeWill posted this and if you are a teacher, principal, parent or student, I really, really think you should read this.  I wish it wasn't happening....but it is....

Really? Test Prep for Homework!

His message is this: Don't get caught up in the insanity by making young children go home and practice test prep. It borders on educational malpractice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His line about how children are aware of teachers' attitudes about testing is very true. I think we need to be more aware of what we say about the tests around the kids. If we don't take it seriously, or talk about how ridiculous the tests are, how can we expect them to approach the tests with an unbiased and willing attitude?