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CURMUDGUCATION: The Correct Number of Standardized Tests

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'That's NUTTY' says Peter Greene  says about The U.S. Department of Education recommendation  that the correct number of standardized tests is 2% of instructional time.  Not prepping for them, just taking them!  Greene says that the correct number of standardized test is 'ZERO! Students need standardized tests like a fish needs a bicycle. Standardized tests are as essential to education as a mugging is essential to better financial health'  In most districts 2% meansabout 20-24 hours of taking tests, and would increase in the amount of time now allocated in most places to standardized tests. Should children in grades 3-8 really sit for 20 hours of tests? 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side Middle (more...)
 

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