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Sounding Board: Testing in Schools

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about testing in schools.

  • Why are children given standardized tests?
  • What do you think about them? What do the test results tell us?
  • Are we testing for the right things?
  • What does Alaska’s recent waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mean? What do you think about NCLB?
  • How can we reduce anxiety around testing?
  • How can we help students retain information over the summer vacation?