Monday, March 8, 2010

Katie Getting Ready for the FCAT's

This is a pretty picture of Katie getting ready for school on the day before the FCAT's (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), this is the test that our Bush (Jeb) invented to terrorize students and kill teacher creativity. Students take this test from third grade through high school. In 3rd grade you are automatically held back if you don't pass the reading portion of the test. And I think the same goes in 8th grade.

In high school, you take the Reading, Math and Writing in 9th and 10th grade. In 11th grade they take science. Students, no matter what their grade average must pass the Reading, Writing and Math portion to graduate from high school (no pressure there).

Our girls have always passed with flying colors, but it scares them to death. Schools everywhere teach to the test because the school is also I said, what a drain on learning with joy and creativity.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by!! Do you take the STAR test in Florida also?