Friday, September 18, 2009


I am NOT the only one shaking their heads over FAIR testing.

The moment school started we were focused on getting our computers "ready", classes scheduled.
Curriculum be damned! Full speed ahead.

What we got was another broken state program.
Not enough bandwidth. Spinning and crashing. Rebooting, restarting.

What we got was another slapped together district response.
Not enough space and too little cooling.

What we will get is invalid data. Why?
Nobody tests well when they are hot, uncomfortable and frustrated. Teachers can't fight the students' realization that the program sucks, is a waste of their time and yet affects their future in very real terms. We spend countless hours hearing and promoting test prep and then permit such a torturous environment to evolve.

This is where we need Bill Gates NOT in the teacher evaluation arena!


Anonymous said...

Our kids can't even use the library anymore or the computers since FAIR is done in our library on the computers 24/7. What a waste of our beautiful library and wonderful media specialist. What a waste of learning opportunities. What a waste of classtime.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of money!!! Just let us teach!!!