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Why Should Parents Prepare their Children for Standardized Testing?

Posted on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in Conversation with kids, parent involvement, Standardized Testing

Since the beginning of the 21st century standardized test scores have become particularly important.  Too many of our nation’s students were struggling and not performing as well as their peers in other countries.  In an effort to turn things around, George … read more »

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Reading, Math and Grit, a New York Times Article.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in Cognitive Skills, Reading, Standardized Testing

The No Child Left Behind Law was enacted in 2001.  Its goal was for all children to become proficient in reading, and math by the year 2014.  Educators have worked tirelessly towards achieving that goal and, for teachers, teaching test … read more »

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If it’s spring, it must be “standardized testing” time again.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in parent involvement, spring, Standardized Testing, talking to kids

With the coming of spring we think of “March Madness”, milder weather, the return of the birds from their winter vacation spots and, lest we forget, standardized testing.  Today’s blog has some suggestions for how you can help your kids … read more »

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Like it or not, it’s that “standardized testing” time again.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 in parent involvement, Standardized Testing

Back in” the old days”, before there was the No Child Left Behind Act, March made us think of “March Madness” basketball or the coming of Spring.  Now, for most educators and parents throughout our country, we know that March … read more »

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Spring testing is just around the corner.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 in Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Standardized Testing, talking to kids

According to the expert, Punxsutawney Phil, we have six more weeks until spring.  For teachers across the country, however, things have already begun to heat up.  Educators are ensuring that their students will do their best to achieve a score … read more »

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A new school year is starting so what are the “Standards” everyone is talking about and why should I care?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 in Back to School, parent involvement, Reading, Standardized Testing

By now, most of us have heard about the “standards. We know that our country’s goal is for all children, 3rd grade and up, to score proficient on the “test.” As an educator I could recite the standards from memory.  … read more »

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Why Should Parents Prepare their Children for Standardized Testing?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 in Reading, Standardized Testing

Since the beginning of the 21st century standardized test scores have become particularly important. Too many of our nation’s students were struggling and not performing as well as their peers in other countries. In an effort to turn things around, … read more »

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