Thursday, June 6, 2013

Zombies, Ghosts, and Raised by Wolves: A Student View of Test Creators

Teachers aren't the only ones who are not asked their opinion about standardized testing in schools.  Nobody asks the kids how they feel about it.

My good friend, Susan, a Teacher Consultant in the Northern Virginia Writing Project, used the testing schedule as an opportunity to get some creative writing out of her seventh grade students.

Currently immersed in the testing season--which eats up an entire month in middle schools--(we must test every subject in every grade) and ties up technology and the library for the duration, gave her students plenty of time to think about audience.  A good writer (and test taker) should know her audience.

Mosey on over to her blog "A Year in the life of a Writing Teacher" and see what the kids have to say about testing and the test creators.  They provide illustrations too.