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Old 05-09-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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As I work on upcoming plans, do you think it is a problem to give a classroom test the same week as a state test (not the same day, but the day after)?

I lean towards yes, since the test will be over at that point and we will have plenty of time to review and students should be prepared. I try not to place too much stress on the state tests and treat them as just another piece of our day, so not giving a test that they are ready for doesn’t seem to be necessary. However, I know that they will have worked hard and some students stress out over the tests, so maybe it would be better to wait.


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I also treat state tests as just another day, so if a class test falls on that day, we take it. It has never been a problem. I haven’t really seen any sign that it changes scores significantly.

I also don’t review for the state tests or do any test prep, so the only disruption to routine is the taking of the test and it’s only for an hour a day for three days. Everything else is business as usual.
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We had to give a class test the one week too. I felt bad for the kids, but as noted, it was necessary and they had studied. We also gave them free time/ extra recess at the end of that week.
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