Re: Teacher Liability for giving and not giving Tests/Preparing Students
- Subject: Re: Teacher Liability for giving and not giving Tests/Preparing Students
- From: Becky Schaller <bschaller@THERIVER.COM>
- Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 06:39:07 -0700
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Judi, would you say more about this research? When did you do it? What
grades did you cover? Is it published somewhere?
I teach first grade. The place that gets me stuck is when it comes to
teaching students to add and subtract with regrouping. First graders can
be taught to at least add with regrouping by rote - probably subtract also.
But from what I've seen, the vast majority have no idea what they are doing.
So the ones who are able to do so by rote get these problems correct on the
standardized tests. All my training and experience tells me that these
problems are simply inappropriate for the vast majority of first graders.
From: Judi Hirsch <judih@OUSD.K12.CA.US>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 21:27:33 -0700
Subject: Re: Teacher Liability for giving and not giving Tests
The research I did for my dissertation showed that students who are taught
to think well do better on a variety of measures, including standardized
tests, so I never have had any qualms about not preparing them for those
stupid tests. I also always advised my students and their parents that the
young people's time could be best spent learning.
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