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School teaches standardized testing as literary genre


On the lesson plan for one Indiana school’s students: historical fiction, poetry, nonfiction and … standardized testing, the Huffington Post reports. In his January State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a number of goals to improve education for the country’s youth. Among those objectives: to teach with creativity and stop teaching to the test. So one Indiana K-9 charter school is taking both to heart — by adding standardized testing to its curriculum as a literary genre. Instead of teaching students to memorize and master every subject or concept that appears on the statewide tests, The Project School in Bloomington, Ind. spent the preceding weeks on test preparation–teaching students test strategy and how to take the exam with a different approach…

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