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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?

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Posted by: Anna Marie E. Forte' ([email protected] )
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?

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Subject: The importance of the test score
Reply Posted by: Jo Kroll ([email protected] )
Organization: Clark County School District
Date Posted: Wed May 2 22:07:19 2001
My suggestion to you would be to continue teaching in the way that you feel you are reaching the most students. The bottom line is, we are hired to help students learn as much as they can in a learning atmosphere that we have created, not to get the highest test scores in the nation. Standardized tests do not always provide the clearest picture of the learning that has taken place withing our classroom. Remember what your goals are for yourself and for your students. Good luck!

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