Standardized Testing in Saskatchewan

This is one of the many articles out there that are related to the issue that has come about based on standardized testing in Saskatchewan for all grades 4-12 in Math, Science and Reading. http://www.globalregina.com/saskatchewan+students+put+to+the+test/6442807877/story.html

In my opinion, I agree with Dr. Spooner in saying that they are not necessary and that they can cause a lot of stress to teachers and students and I think that it won’t allow us to be engaging teachers and will take a lot of time away from opportunities to be creative with using such techniques as Inquiry Based teaching or experience based learning in the classroom. These types of techniques can have an impact on the student’s learning and if we move to standardized testing I think teachers will stress over meeting the needs of those and not focus on their student’s needs and assessments to meet certain learning styles.

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