- Never raise their hand; after all they will prove their knowledge on the test.
- Never explore around the topic, twisting it, turning it on its head and perhaps coming up with new questions.
- Never ask different questions than what the teacher expects.
- Not participate in discussion after one answer has been given since usually only answer is enough on a test.
- Always be very, very quiet because to take a test there must be silence.
- Always be cordoned off by privacy folders fore they must not cheat off each other.
- Always know exactly where they rank and whether school is for them or not.
- Realize that thinking creatively will hardly ever pay off.
- Always ask what their grade and rank is and then flaunt it whenever they can since this is what a test-obsessed society deems important.
- Be very god at filling out little bubbles inside the lines, making their mark and heavy, as well as erasing mistakes completely.
- Never attempt to place an answer outside of a designated area. After all, thoughts only get so much room to be explored.
- Not really need a teacher, perhaps a scantron would be just fine.
Monday, December 13, 2010Posted by
Pernille Ripp Labels:
being a teacher, education reform, testing
If standardized tests determine how we teach, then students would probably: