Tag Archives: pre-college

Are Your Students’ Tests Making the Grade?

Engaged classrooms, productive after-school study, and good testing all advance learning. Did you ever stop to think that testing is a form of teaching? That good testing helps advance learning? Keep in mind: I’m talking about good testing. What’s that? First let’s explore what good testing is not. Testing can often be repetitious and predictable. […]

Standardized tests require systematic preparation, not a casual attitude

Standardized tests are just a fact of educational life. And it’s a real alphabet stew: SATs, ACTs, APs, IBs, LSATs, MCATs, DATs, GMATs, GREs. Students get their first taste of bubbling answers with number-two pencils in second grade. Such tests continue through elementary and middle school to rank students and mark their academic progress. In […]