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ERIC Number: EJ986728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Four Tips for Surviving Standardized Testing
Martin, Anna
Educational Horizons, v90 n3 p25-27 Feb-Mar 2012
As the tenth anniversary of NCLB has come and gone, both new and experienced educators continue to wrestle yearly with the standardized testing culture that has pervaded the educational experience of nearly every American child and teacher. Despite the requests for waivers to exempt certain states from NCLB, the majority of students and their teachers will go through a few weeks of testing mania this spring. This article presents some practical advice on how to get through it with the least pain and use the time after testing to assess what the students have learned more holistically than a multiple choice test can ever do. The author describes four tips teachers can use to help their students stay sane during testing season. Plus, learn how one can plan now for post-testing, holistic assessments in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001