Testing and Assessments, wellness

Wellness Wednesday: Are we melting their brains?

Earlier this month, art students at Burlington High School in Massachusetts were asked to create pieces that responded to this question: "How do you FEEL about standardized tests?" Their teacher, Ms. Chang, published some of their pieces on her class website, here. Check out two of the pieces below. The first is by¬†Josephine Samarjian and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Are we melting their brains?

Testing and Assessments

Thoughts on Tests

I had dinner last night with a good friend of mine who gave me his impassioned reasons why we should abolish national, yearly standardized tests and his skepticism of the Common Core. My friend's main argument is that standardized tests harm low-income, minority students. He cited Claude Steele, psychologist who coined the term "stereotype threat"… Continue reading Thoughts on Tests