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What we LEARN that State Tests Don't Measure

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In my first two weeks of school I have witnessed things that are not assessed in state mandated tests, but are nevertheless cornerstones of a good education and strong school culture; acts of compassion, unselfishness & pride.  In a series of short stories I would like to share 3 unbelievable life lessons I've been fortunate enough to be part of in only the first 2 weeks of school.  These stories are why…

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Added by Bill Burkhead on September 15, 2011 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

Students Revolt Against Standardized Tests

Teens with an ax to grind . . .

I originally posted this on my blog Literacy Gurl in March, 2011. It seems even more critical today as states are not only using standardized tests for teacher evaluations, some are considering allowing students to evaluate teachers. Here is the original…

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Added by Kathryn Coffey on June 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

New Xtranormal video

I recently started an animated video series called, Billy and Conroy.

 

The series features two students who poke fun at our education system. These will be brief, 3-minutes or less, videos. Check our the series at the Learn it in 5 blog, or see Episode 1 linked here.

 

Enjoy.

Added by Mark Barnes on February 11, 2011 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

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