Question One

Use the following definitions to inform your answers for the questions below

test 1    |test|   noun

  1. a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, esp. before it is taken into widespread use
  2. a short written or spoken examination of a person’s proficiency or knowledge
  3. an event or situation that reveals the strength or quality of someone or something by putting them under strain

Match the number of each definition to the correct reason for the proliferation of testing in American schools:

______ grit is classroom/boardroom buzzword du jour

______ the schoolcorporation politic holds education over the coals until all is rectified

______ oral exams are so 20th century

True or False:

______ In readying these tests for their day in the fluorescent sun, your teacher, and principal, and school district, and state…participated in a clear procedure intended to establish the quality or reliability of this experience before it was taken into widespread use for Short Cycle Assessments, Standards Based Assessments, End of Course Exams, Student Graduation Requirements, Teacher Evaluation, Curriculum Design, etc.


Today is a demonstration of:

  1. who holds the championship belt for daydreamers
  2. the efficacy of our genetic, racial, cultural, socioeconomic heritage
  3. how much our nothingness controls our everythingness
  4. the heartbreaking fallacies of Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go




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