Amongst the dangers that my students face on their way to school, I can’t help thinking this is one of the more serious.
The California high school exit exam. Regardless of your stance on standardized testing, this is supposed to be an exam that ensures basic proficiency upon high school graduation. That is good right? And this should be something important enough to receive an adequate training to help support students no? As a 9th grade teacher, my students do not have to take this test until next year. Yet our school thinks it best it they get “practice” on this standardized test prior to when they actually have to take it. By that logic, my fellow colleagues and I need to “practice” giving this “practice” test. This is how I spent my conference period today.