College Quest Causes Stress

“You will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete this test. There are ten separately timed sections: one 25-minute essay, six other 25-minutes sections, two 20-minute sections, and one 10-minute section. Work as rapidly as you can without losing accuracy. Be sure to mark your answer sheet properly. You must …

Should Teachers Be Evaluated Based on How Their Students Perform on the SOLs?

Are the Standards of Learning tests that students take at the end of each course meant to measure teacher performance? Should they be used this way? They might be this year.   This coming school year many Virginia teachers may be welcomed back to their classrooms with the news that …

Math on My Mind

In my last post, on summer brain drain, I talked about how math is an area where many students loose skills over the summer.  I also have math on my mind as Virginia and many other states are increasing the rigor of math standards by revising the Standards of Learning …