A Parent's Guide to High Stakes Testing

A Parent's Guide to High Stakes Testing

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Provides parents with a comprehensive outline of today's educational standards. Explains the new standards and the language of education. Considers the education a child is getting and explains how each state measures academic achievement. Outlines the goals and content of new standardized tests, provides sample English and math questions with answer explanations, and offers guidance for the English and math assessment tests from elementary through high school. Presents a list of state websites for more information on specific tests and dates and explains how the No Child Left Behind bill affects you.STAND-ALONE WRITING FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL In some states there is a separate writing test for grades five or six. ... and that demonstrate that the author can produce a well-organized, well- supported, and well-written essay in a timed circumstance. ... Sample topics for narration might be: a–r Tell about the time you were on a magic carpet. ... They have also been introduced to certain literary conventions such as exaggeration, comparison/contrast, similes, and metaphors.

Title:A Parent's Guide to High Stakes Testing
Author:Edith Wagner
Publisher:Learning Express Llc - 2002


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