It is that time of year again! Over the next few months, schools all over the country will be getting ready to take "THE TEST". What is THE TEST called in your state? Our test here in Pennsylvania is called the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment). This is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 is assessed in reading and math. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 5, 8 and 11 is assessed in writing. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4, 8 and 11 is assessed in science.
Even though the names may change, what this test represents does not. As we all get ready for this high-stakes test, what are you doing to prepare your students? Share your favorite activity, chart, game, and/or strategy. Do you have a favorite website or program that you use? Feel free to share as much as you like. I am positive that whatever you have to offer will help another teacher. I love creating games and authentic expereinces that promote the application of important strategies that translate well on both an assessment and in real life. I will continue to post my activities over the next several weeks!
I look forward to reading and sharing all of your post. Please share your post's link and blog button address below! Check back often for updates and new posts!
Ms. Wainwright : )