The holiday season may be far behind us, but testing season has arrived. A necessary evil? Maaaaaybe! But rather than debate the issue, let’s admit that love it or hate it, testing time is here and isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
It’s all good, though…your students are prepared! You’ve differentiated instruction, implemented technology, created content area word walls, allowed for inquiry and project-based instruction, used graphic organizers, anchor charts, stood on your head (ha-ha) and tons more. You’ve exposed your girls & boys to a variety of testing formats and terminology, like ‘fill-in-the-blank’, ‘true or false’, ‘word bank’, and so on. You’ve taught them to think carefully about what they’re being asked to do; for example, am I writing a paragraph or clicking on the correct answer?