Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I really hate testing. Yes, strong enough to use the word hate. They are a horrible way of showing skills and, in my opinion, they do not tell the instructor that much. Not near as much as you learn through formative assessment. Also, I am a horrible test taker.
But, the other day, I found myself piping up in class about how some high stakes assignments and tests can be good. My justification was these types of situations teach kids what it is really like in the real world. Most of the time we only get one chance to nail a presentation or make a killer impression at a job interview. High stakes IS real life and some high stakes is good. But, a lot of high stakes, like what kids have these days, is NOT good!
Are you one of those mythical creatures that is good at taking tests? What are your favorite ways to prepare for a high stakes situation?
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Tuesday, December 11, 2012