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This week thousands of grade 3 and 6 students in Ontario will write the annual EQAO tests. Many educators, parents and students understand this to be a “bad thing”. Unfortunately, like the weather, everybody talks about it but no body actually does anything about it. Part of the reason I blog is to stand up […]

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Guaranteed “secret” ways to improve your school’s EQAO scores culled from the from the fifteen highest scoring EQAO schools along with “what not to do” from the fifteen bottom schools.

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On February 26th I published “Opting Out of EQAO“, where I shared stories from parents who chose, for a variety of reasons, to ensure that their children did not write the annual EQAO tests. One of the stories contained more, so I offerred my blog to share the full story. This is the unedited story, […]

The culture and attitude towards standardized testing is shifting, in society in general and in education and parenting circles especially. The US movement for parents to ‘opt out’ of standardized testing for their children is one example. Other Examples: The revolt against testing in Texas The popular championing of Finland’s education system which doesn’t use standardized testing And recent anti-testing stances […]

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In early February of 2012 a dramatic shift occurred in a corner of the education world. Almost two months later the aftershocks are still reverberating. There’s no telling where this might lead. In 1987 The Cosby Show was the #1 show on TV, “Walk Like An Egyptian”  was the #1 song and standardized testing of students was under way in […]

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