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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...HELP!
Reply Posted by: Leslie Broidy
Date Posted: Wed May 9 22:59:06 2001
I find test scores, especially this time of year, to be some what frustrating. I've been spending days and days to make sure I've covered everthing in the curriculum so that my students will have at least a fighting chance and in the end their abilities, prior knowledge, prior school experiences, and desire will win!!! I went through my attendance folder and found that out of 30 fourth grade students only 16 started the year with me. I just received two students this week that tested at the primer level!!! What's a teacher to do?