I may be very disappointed in the butchering of this grammar by ignorant teenagers, but standardized tests will always be a plague on our school systems in my opinion
@Ima6pack, they have stopped teaching cursive because teachers don't have time to teach it because they have to make sure every single student in their classroom is prepared to take the end-of-year Standards of Learning (yup, that's right, our tests are called the SOLs). Great you want every student to know these things, meanwhile my child is sitting in the classroom bored out of her mind while you review addition to 10 for the 100th time. All the time spent teaching other kids who just don't want to learn the same thing over and over is cutting into what you could teach the kids who are learning. ::end rant::
@Motherknowsbest, My little brother is in 7th grade and never even learned to write his name in cursive. "Studying" for the MEAP and what not by reviewing what the word linear means 78 times isn't how children should be "learning"
@walrus in a tophat, Hey I've done the MEAP and SOL tests. Lol. I lived in Michigan for most of my life and then moved to Virginia.
@Motherknowsbest, Where do you live, pray tell? Our tests are called SOLs.
And a complete fool could pass them.
I agree that standardized tests are ridiculous, but who cares about cursive?
@ caucrasian , cursive is important for signatures and such . People should at least know how to write their name in cursive
@Motherknowsbest, our tests are called SLOs which I find very ironic.
@ caucrasian , Because you need to be able to sign your name
@ caucrasian , I only write in cursive. It's faster and looks better. Cursive is bomb!
Wow. Glad you guys are so into cursive. I would definitely put that on my top 10 list of useless things I learned during school. I type almost everything. Plus signing things is really just about making a distinguishable mark. Doesn't have to be cursive. Not to mention I wouldn't be surprised if signing things became obsolete soon anyway. But cursive in cursiviers.
@Motherknowsbest, why do we need to know cursive? In the face of advancing technology it will soon be an obsolete skill. You may make the argument that the new time could be better used to teach computer utilization, but even that skill is acquired as a byproduct of modern educational mediums. Im not taking a stance on the proper quantity of standardized testing (for i like the appropriate quantity evidence to make an educated statement). I do however acknowledge the inefficiency of individually evaluating students, leaving a reasonable assumption that standard test are neccesary to some degree............. I digress from my original point. If you want to criticize standardized testing, be fully informed and have a stonger argument than the loss of an obsolete and narrow-fielded skill. :END RANT: (p.s. i mean absolutely no offense juat providing the other face of the coin)
@Ima6pack, I remember taking the SOLs when I lived in Virginia.
@Ima6pack, The same thing was said in the 1800's and 1900's about kids penmanship.
@Motherknowsbest, since im a junior, i was at the cut off for the PARCC tests so i dont take them, but we take SLO's this week (the name makes me feel special)
Preach, grammatically incorrect student of justice.
You Forget To Mention She Wrote The Sign Like Jaden Smith.
I just finished the PARCC. I hated it. My friend wrote her true feelings on the actual test.
@Flappy94745, I didn't find it too terrible but we had to take over a week out of our online course in tech class to have time to set up all the computers
I'm embarrassed to be from New Mexico after seeing this...
As a student currently taking the parcc test while looking at funny pics I can accurately say, I shouldn't be judged on whether I can write a narrative as a little boy...
He's got a good point ya know....
@Daquans Manager , Except, with the testing, she won't go back to class and learn English. She'll go back to class and endure weeks of test-prep instead of real education and then sit through a 6-hour exam. People are protesting this for a reason.
From a person that attends an albuquerque high school I don't care if they spelt then instead of than. This parcc testing really screws up our schedules and takes time from our actual learning. They are now making it a graduation requirement to pass these test on top of everything else and it's physically and mentally drowning us. Its true, we aren't a test score
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