Some ManyMost kids do not enjoy it
- Many would rather sit and do nothing than check for mistakes
- Some kids will race through... no matter what
- Many kids do not understand what testing is supposed to "do"
- Many kids will work hard on it for you [the teacher], but for no other reason
- How do we present testing? Really?
- What is the benefit to the student? Really?
- Do students understand that not everything can be tested?
- Lots of students develop anxieties [stomach aches, blurry eyes, headaches, lots of headaches] around testing time
- Do we bribe them by telling them it's for a grade?
- Do we tell them it's not for a grade and risk them not trying?
- Do we threaten them if they don't perform a certain way?
- If it's not for a grade, then what IS it for?
- Where, if anywhere, does learning fit into this equation?
Random thoughts as we took our practice state assessments today.