Today Dr. Brad Johnson @drbradjohnson talks about the mistakes schools make that hurt their standardized test scores. You might be surprised that sometimes the things schools do may have the opposite impact of what they intend. Consider this feedback as you prepare to administer testing this spring.
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In today's show, Brad discusses standardized testing mistakes schools make. He will share:
- Mistakes we make in routines
- How keeping kids “quiet” and limiting activities may be a mistake
- The importance of resource classes
- Important things for administrators to consider
- Perspective on testing
I hope you enjoy this episode with Brad!
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- Twitter handle: @drbradjohnson
- Blog: https://t.co/IxfqLRB7uG
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Dr. Brad Johnson
Dr. Johnson is a speaker in the fields of education and leadership. He is the author of six books including, From School Administrator to School Leader, & Learning on Your Feet: Incorporating Physical Activity into the K-8 Classroom (Routledge). He teaches graduate-level leadership courses and other educational courses.
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Here are some other things for schools to consider:
Don’t start your testing on Monday morning, or plan to end on Friday afternoon.
Your highest-stake tests are math and reading; don’t make those the first or last tests students take.
Have snacks before students start testing, and maybe mints during (obviously, consider allergies).
Stretches and bathroom breaks between tests.
Yes, some of those are similar to what we discussed but very important! Thanks Jolene!