Schools move toward online testing

Schools move toward online testing

There are 22 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from May 16, 2009, titled Schools move toward online testing. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Local school districts gearing up for Standards of Learning testing this month will focus more on double-checking computer software than on sharpening pencils and organizing test booklets.

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Green Ennui

Newport News, VA

#1 May 17, 2009
Looks likes our schools are starting their own "Green Initiatives" in the classroom. The rhyme, "no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks" never sounded more true.
common sense

Hampton, VA

#2 May 17, 2009
Students are already not bringing pencils... or books... or paper....
Snerdley

United States

#3 May 17, 2009
Eliminate government schools.
Math Teacher

Bothell, WA

#4 May 17, 2009
Snerdley wrote:
Eliminate government schools.
As I retire in 2 years, I agree. With Home-Schools, private, parochical, etc., there are options. My fellow teachers would be out of a job, but if they can really teach, there are other places to teach/tutor.
Public Schools USA are teen daycare centers. Now they want more PRE-K and 'After School.' Soon, they will want teachers to live in the classroom, have breakfast ready and cooked for the freeloaders.

At one time, probably in the 60s and before, public schools were producing qualified workers due to respect & discipline in the schools.
In 20 years from now, I would think twice before driving over an overpass that was engineered by one of today's graduates. Most can't do basic math.

“low tolerance for stupid”

Since: Apr 08

Hampton VA

#5 May 17, 2009
Math Teacher wrote:
<quoted text> ...In 20 years from now, I would think twice before driving over an overpass that was engineered by one of today's graduates. Most can't do basic math.
A tribute to the abilities of you and your peers.
YJTR 93 - HPT Citizen

Newport News, VA

#7 May 17, 2009
on-line testing...not a bad idea...just ensure that your schools have adequate computer access...and that costs!
An interested bystander

Brisbane, Australia

#8 May 17, 2009
Online testing is simple for the superficial stuff. It can't easily deal with the real stuff of education - divergent thinking, creativity, metacognition, self directed learning ability. These are the educational outcomes our country needs, not the ability to choose between four multiple choices. There are no valuable jobs in the real world for good multiple choice test takers, and that's what our schools are focused on creating. Rethink!
Teaching Strategys

AOL

#9 May 17, 2009
One thing is kids like field trips. Kids also like to be ticked. I told my class we were going to Bush Gardens. On the day we left, they were so happy & excited. I ended up taking them to a burned down warehouse in Neport News. It was a great teaching tool. They were puzzled about the trip , then I just lied and told them Bush Gardens had closed for that day because Dominion Power cut the power off.

Since: May 09

Yorktown, VA

#10 May 17, 2009
Snerdley wrote:
Eliminate government schools.
Where did you graduate?

Since: May 09

Yorktown, VA

#11 May 17, 2009
Captain Love wrote:
Eliminate government schools.
Where did you graduate?

Since: May 09

Yorktown, VA

#12 May 17, 2009
were you just watching the SNL Video special on NBC? That sure sounds like the work of Jack Handy. But his version was funnier.:)
Teaching Strategys wrote:
One thing is kids like field trips. Kids also like to be ticked. I told my class we were going to Bush Gardens. On the day we left, they were so happy & excited. I ended up taking them to a burned down warehouse in Neport News. It was a great teaching tool. They were puzzled about the trip , then I just lied and told them Bush Gardens had closed for that day because Dominion Power cut the power off.
Real Love

Newport News, VA

#13 May 17, 2009
Snerdley wrote:
Eliminate government schools.
Captain Love wrote:
Eliminate government schools.
Be Real2 wrote:
Where did you graduate?
They graduated from the school of repetitive posting. In that simple academic environment, they learned that all the answers on the multiple choice tests are, D, "all of the above."

Since: May 09

Yorktown, VA

#14 May 18, 2009
Real Love wrote:
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They graduated from the school of repetitive posting. In that simple academic environment, they learned that all the answers on the multiple choice tests are, D, "all of the above."
I really don't care where those two specific people graduated (assuming they did). This "eliminate" government school" argument is never ending and I find it hard to believe everyone who spouts it was home schooled of a product of a private school.(I do wonder if some attended any school but...)

Don't have the stats in front of me but I'm sure the vast majority of us are products of the public school systems. Overall we do fine. But the detractors point to the worse cases and project those examples on the the whole institution.

Just yesterday, in the Daily Press, there was a interview with a young man who has to choose between a NASA program and an MIT program this summer. Public school seems to work for him. How about projecting him as an example?
Yolanda

AOL

#15 May 18, 2009
YJTR 93 - HPT Citizen wrote:
on-line testing...not a bad idea...just ensure that your schools have adequate computer access...and that costs!
the studets shoud be alowed to take the texts thrugh there celphones. al students these days they got celphones.
Pay Attention

Newport News, VA

#16 May 18, 2009
Yolanda wrote:
<quoted text>the studets shoud be alowed to take the texts thrugh there celphones. al students these days they got celphones.
Thats because you got yours free, right Yolanda? You always make me laugh :) its a shame you are so close to the truth all the time.
Snerdley

United States

#17 May 18, 2009
Be Real2 wrote:
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Where did you graduate?
from a private school

Since: May 09

Yorktown, VA

#19 May 18, 2009
Snerdley wrote:
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from a private school
Thanks. don't suppose you want to be more specific :)

See #14
Jessy

Misr, Egypt

#20 May 18, 2009
This is a wonderful idea to be applied.
The great thing is that there are also online programs for Language learning as well.
I have tried some of them and they are extremely effective. Technology is a fantastic thing.
Ex:
ARABIC arabicollege.com
SPANISH and French BBC Languages.
Chinee Chinesehour
martin garey

United States

#21 May 10, 2018
Check me out on YouTube.
Beauford

United States

#24 May 18, 2018
martin garey wrote:
Check me out on YouTube.
Blacks have the lowest IQ of any race. Fact not opinion. You can go to a 95% white school district, find a class with a black and he's the dumbest sh.t in the room.

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