TEACHERS FOR GOOD TROUBLE
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*Creates anxiety in our students as young as elementary.
*Kills student confidence - students reduce themself to a test score.
*It lines the pockets of publishing companies, while teachers collect box tops, soup can labels, and work profit shares to help fund classrooms.
*It's not real world applicable - creates test takers instead of doers.
*The goal is to highlight what students don't know instead of what they do know.
*Test questions are designed to only be answered correctly by about half of the students taking them. Items answered correctly by 80%+ don't make it onto the test.
*Encourages test taking strategies be taught over skill based strategies.
*Data is collected for the sake of data being collected. The data does NOT drive instruction - results come back when teachers no longer have those students. The next class comes in with different needs, weaknesses, and strengths.
Reinforcing systematic oppression for people of color and those living in poverty. It situates policy and funding decisions, which in turn, forms inequities within our education system for those who have been traditionally underserved..