We have friends who are teachers and they say "we teach them to pass a test. when asked how come 2+2=4 they have to reply because that's the number you get". My youngest had a teacher I had in middle school. She literally had a book sent from the feds with when she had to start a certain subject, dates to test on that subject and dates to close that subject. she said i'm really sorry if your child doesn't understand (and this was too all the parents not just me) the work but we have to stay on track in accordance to these guidelines. if someone falls behind they may need tutoring outside of school.
When we were young you were taught 2+1=3 1+2=3 and as long as you showed your work and came up with the answer you'd get it right. now if you show your work and got the same answer if you didn't use the formula they taught...then you get it wrong. so frustrating.
it seems like they are trying to fit everyone into the "off to college" box and it doesn't work for everyone.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by gemgem at 12:53 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
I think NCBL has made learning worse, for YES, teachers are forced to teach to a test. The flexibility for teachers to teach beyond the text, and be more creative with the curriculum is GONE in many districts. It's a shame.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by vbruno at 12:55 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by kayalouise at 12:56 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by ldmrmom at 1:03 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
I am a teacher and I do my best to teach kids so that they understand what they are learning and can use it in real life situations and to help them pass the test. Unfortunately these tests are designed to show what the students don't know, they are not beneficial and don't paint an accurate picture of what the students do know. The sad part is that in order for the schools to get funding they have to do well on these tests- putting pressure on the teachers and the administration. There are much more accurate ways to assess student learning.
Answer by skittles1108 at 1:03 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by ldmrmom at 1:10 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by missanc at 1:17 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by ldmrmom at 1:18 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by ldmrmom at 1:23 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
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