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Forum: Looking at Learning... Again
Topic: Teaching and Learning
Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:01:23 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: What are your beliefs about how people learn? How does your teaching style and school system work to accommodate how people learn?
Posted by: Anna Marie E. Forte'
Date posted: Sat May 1 21:16:10 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: The importance of the test score
I enjoy workshops like "The Many Faces of Learning". My problem
comes when the Districts' not concern with how kids learn but
with what they score on the standardized test. My job performance
is based on my school's index, not on methods I use to teach or
the intelligence of my students. They provide us with plenty
professional development but in the end it is the score that counts.
Does anyone have any suggestions how to deal with this situation?
Subject: The importance of test scores
Reply Posted by: Becky Jackson
Date Posted: Sun Apr 29 2:47:31 2001
Don't worry about it. The education pendulum will swing back so that not so much emphasis is put on test score results. This too shall pass as my mother always says. Just play the game. Do the best job you can. Keep your students enthused and enjoy the children. That is what is important for both you and your students.