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Insane pressure
Old 06-20-2016, 10:14 AM
 
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I completely agree with you. The pressure for them to do well is insane. I was recently told that our special education students are not doing as well on the state test as originally thought. We have special ed students reading at a first grade reading level, how well do you expect them to do? That test is intimidating, causing them to essentially shut down. Even the students who can have the computer read the test to them, are still done in less than 10 minutes. Administrators take the standardized tests as the end all be all, but unless we stress the importance of the test to the students, then they don't get it nor do they care; however, I don't want to put that stress on them, so I guess we just have to keep doing our best.
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