I listened to the State of the Union last night, and was pleased to hear the president criticize "teaching to the test," my least favorite trend in education. Because I teach art, I have been spared the standardized tests that occur in other disciplines; and you know what, somehow the kids still make progress, and I am still accountable.
But what if they had to take a test? Would it look like THIS? Holy cow!! I got so stressed out taking this test that I received a terrible score!