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Assessment and Evaluation

Suspending Suspensions

Briana Robinson is no big fan of suspension as a disciplinary tool. “They come to school to learn and I want them to be in school as much as possible. When a student is ...

The Unique Needs of Gifted Students

Teaching gifted learners doesn’t excite everyone. Resources for these students can be sparse. Assessments may take years to schedule, and even then, not all educators agree on ...

More Than Just My GPA

The grades that make up a student’s GPA are just a tiny portion of what they achieve throughout the year. I can confidently say I have learned the least from taking tests and ...

The Problem With Standardized Testing

Many teachers acknowledge that comparative assessment techniques, such as standardized tests, often measure performance more than knowledge. Students may recite information, ...

Help Students Manage Test Anxiety

Both tests and anxiety are, for better or worse, a part of school life. Students may not be able to avoid test anxiety, but they do need to learn how to manage it.

Students as Teachers

Nothing commits knowledge to memory better than having to teach it. Thus, what better way to teach students a piece of literature than to have them teach it themselves?