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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 03:12 PM

If you need proof standardized testing is setting students up for failure, just ask the students.



Sydney Smoot has a bone to pick with the Hernando County School Board. The issue? The Florida Standards Assessment Test, or FSA for short. On March 17, 2015, Sydney bravely stood up at her local school board meeting to share how she felt about the test and why she believes it's failing students and teachers.

"This testing looks at me as a number. One test defines me as either a failure or a success through a numbered rubric. One test at the end of the year that the teacher or myself will not even see the grade until after the school year is already over. I do not feel that all this FSA testing is accurate to tell how successful I am. It doesn't take in account all of my knowledge and abilities, just a small percentage." Sydney Smoot


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Reply If you need proof standardized testing is setting students up for failure, just ask the students. (Original post)
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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 03:27 PM

1. We need to get back to reading, writing and arithmetic, as needed skills for the real world.

And stop tying school operational funds and teachers salaries to 'teach to the test' scores. Tests that do less to prepare our kids for needed skills as adults and more for de-funding public schools as an excuse to privatize them.

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 04:53 PM

2. I always preferred objective tests to subjective tests.

 

I hated begging for points when I knew my answer was correct, but not worded in the exact manner the instructor preferred.

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