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Old 12-11-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Wow, everyone has said this before: The University of Nebraska's Buros Center for Testing recommended that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test should be combined with other measures in the report

Interesting add another "R" to Buros = Burros ????
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Burros= jack ass/ donkey?

I was just about to post a link to this story. The original purpose of this test, I thought, was simply to hold accountability to the schools and keep them on the same page, but covering some basic standards. But because of the funding system, the incentive is to get students to score ultra high on their tests, not to learn. Solution? We need SOME kind of different system when it comes to school funding. Any ideas?
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
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It is sad that our students only learn to write for the FCAT. I'm disapointed in the lack of focus on writing skills in the state.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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It is sad that our students only learn to write for the FCAT. I'm disapointed in the lack of focus on writing skills in the state.
If a student tried to write something like the 5 paragraph essay form used in Florida's high schools to a four year university, prepared to get laughed at. It's sad, it really is.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Burros= jack ass/ donkey?

I was just about to post a link to this story. The original purpose of this test, I thought, was simply to hold accountability to the schools and keep them on the same page, but covering some basic standards. But because of the funding system, the incentive is to get students to score ultra high on their tests, not to learn. Solution? We need SOME kind of different system when it comes to school funding. Any ideas?
Get back to basic, teach our kids what they need to learn (math, English, science, history). Simple goal: teaching for them to learn...Sooner or later, will make a 360 degree turn and someone will see the light.
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