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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-10 11:59 AM
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1. Is that what teaching to the test means? Every other question is avoided as irrelevant? I
Maybe that is what teachers say when they don't know the answer?
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  -For all the teachers at DU.... one_voice  Aug-20-10 11:49 AM   #0 
  - Is that what teaching to the test means? Every other question is avoided as irrelevant? I  dkf   Aug-20-10 11:59 AM   #1 
  - I don't know if that's what it....  one_voice   Aug-20-10 12:20 PM   #4 
     - My ninth grade English teacher had us diagram sentences from James Joyce.  immoderate   Aug-20-10 01:48 PM   #10 
  - We've had "Final Exams" since forever. Standardized-Test makers ask that all individuality be tamped  WinkyDink   Aug-20-10 12:09 PM   #2 
  - Exactly! Although, NOW, pay raises have little to do with it,  Fire1   Aug-20-10 12:20 PM   #3 
  - I hope you didn't think I was...  one_voice   Aug-20-10 12:29 PM   #5 
  - There should be and always will be testing....  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-20-10 01:07 PM   #6 
  - Teaching to the test may be new but learning to the test is not  Recursion   Aug-20-10 01:21 PM   #7 
  - Yes, your post helped....  one_voice   Aug-20-10 02:39 PM   #11 
  - If the test adequately reflects the curriculum, teaching to the test sounds great  Recursion   Aug-20-10 01:26 PM   #8 
  - I teach at a college and I can tell you the end result of the policy:  kiva   Aug-20-10 01:36 PM   #9 
  - It would seem to be simple to me...  YankmeCrankme   Aug-20-10 04:19 PM   #16 
     - Different profs approach this situation in their own ways,  kiva   Aug-20-10 06:06 PM   #20 
  - Anyone working in education today knows what it means.  wcast   Aug-20-10 03:37 PM   #12 
  - Thank you...  one_voice   Aug-20-10 04:06 PM   #14 
  - Please know my rant wasn't directed at you :)  wcast   Aug-20-10 04:47 PM   #19 
  - Nice post.....this paragraph is quite true.  madfloridian   Aug-20-10 04:08 PM   #15 
     - And I thought those tests were to make Neil Bush rich.  midnight   Aug-20-10 06:42 PM   #22 
  - One teacher's perspective:  montanto   Aug-20-10 04:06 PM   #13 
  - "Then why are there few Brazilian physicists of note?"  ieoeja   Aug-20-10 04:23 PM   #17 
  - Teaching to the test is almost the norm these days,  MadHound   Aug-20-10 04:37 PM   #18 
  - Thank you..  one_voice   Aug-20-10 06:55 PM   #23 
  - To anyone trying to make sense of this, as I am, I recommend...  YvonneCa   Aug-20-10 06:36 PM   #21 
  - In the words of Smokey Robinson, "I second that Emotion."  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-21-10 07:54 AM   #24 
     - YAaaaY, Smokey!!!  YvonneCa   Aug-21-10 12:14 PM   #26 
  - "Teaching to the test" may be effective for adult students prepping for a CPA exam,  DailyGrind51   Aug-21-10 08:12 AM   #25 
 

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