Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Habits of Highly Ineffective Principals - testing

HIPs don't get assessment right.

They insist that teachers take at least one class per week for "test-taking skills" and test-prep questions. Check to make sure that kids have completed large packets of multiple choice questions from released versions of the test without care for whether they actually pertain to the curriculum in place. Do not let the teachers teach Algebra 1, for instance. "Let's focus on the test!" "We must raise our scores!"

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