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Standardized Test Challenges


Some of our seventh grade tests measure curriculum my school teaches in eighth grade. What a challenge! Some of us stop what we are doing and teach mini-units on the topics during the month preceding the tests. Our other option is to ignore the tests and include in our end of the year reports that the concepts were not taught during that year. A future option might be to switch our curriculum, despite the philosophy that the concepts on the tests are developmentally inappropriate for the current grade level. Gee!

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