The toll high-stakes tests take on non-traditional learners (and their teachers)
By staff and wire services reports
May 30th, 2013
Bobbi Snow reports for The Washington Post: He was already exhausted and had 58 questions to go. On the second problem of the 8th grade math exam he was stuck for almost 30 minutes. This is the state standardized test given to all 8th graders in Virginia. Jim is a visual learner and needed to draw the answers for each possible option. Pausing a moment Jim reached into his snack bag and announced “Help me out here Pringles.” Turning to me he commented, “I hear salt helps the brain.” I smiled...