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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: test scores
Reply Posted by: Scott Berg
Date Posted: Tue May 8 12:39:35 2001
We are told not to "stress out" our kids and yet "get
those test scores up!!!" I say just teach. Test scores
don't take look at individual situations such as lack of
sleep, fight with mom, prior knowledge, ect. As of yet,
we aren't fired for test scores, so give your students all
that you can to prepare them for life and sleep well at