Posts Tagged: tests

Blame the Teacher

                  A New Year A new year of school is upon us and along with it, the pressure to perform.  Late nights, lots of study, making sure your work is done on time, attending your classes and receiving criticism from the administration.  NO, I’m not talking about […]

STAAR 2014 – Can You Pass?

            Here is the just released STAAR test for 8th grade social studies.  Can you pass it?  See why this test was successfully navigated by a mere 44 percent of Midland ISD’s students.  Go ahead, try it and see how you do. STAAR-G8-2014

ALERT: Today Is The Most Important Day of Your Life!

My title sounds great, but I don’t believe it.  But if you talk to our school administrators and politicians they think today is the most important day of your student’s life.  Why? Because today we take some STAAR tests at my school beginning today.  Four hours where you are to prove your worth as a […]

Is School Too Easy?

                I came across this at the end of the year where you find, well end of the year stuff. It was another from July of 2012 on the issue of school and how easy school is today. Students were surveyed and said that much of what they […]

“We all Love Teachers”

So I’m watching the debate last night and I heard Mr. Obama say, “We all love teachers” and later, “We have fixed education”.  Really?  Mr. President I would love to know where these two myths exist.  I teach in a district that barely keeps its head above the water when it comes to our state […]