Stuartover 1 year ago
And I agree with you, testing and formal assessment is necessary. You have to test and compare to other students. But it is just done so much. Here in Texas where I am... its all the time it seems like. I'm going my pre-clinical hours at a well known private school here where I am. I worked with a wonderful teacher here the other day to do a hands on science activity. It was her first year there at the school and she told me she was coming from a public school. I intend to teach in public school so I was curious as to why she left. She taught 4th grade, for one year. She told me she came home every day crying and had so much work to do extra because of standardized testing, she was running on about 3 to 4 hours of sleep a night.
Maybe its more often here in Texas or something, I'm not sure. But people always ask me "What grade do you want to teach?"
My answer is always "1st grade because they take the least amount of TAKS test."
That is a problem.