Friday, November 8, 2013

Does Testing Show If Students Grow Academically?

Standardized tests are built to cover all spectrums in the bell curve.  They do well to show large groups of students in judging performance, but what about individual students?  How do teachers feel about student growth?  But more importantly, how do students themselves interpret results on standardized tests?  In elementary school if a student doesn't learn "on time" they can easily think something is wrong with them.  The author states that these are emotional wounds that can carry throughout their lives.  Yet, with students with a mindset for growth, this does not happen.  Read this article and learn how you the teacher can change a negative mindset into growth mindset.

Promoting a growth mindset for all students.  Jim Dillon. 11.7.13  SmartBlog on Education

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