I Teach To The Test

MA Teacher Matt Matera comes clean in a Pittsburgh Post op-ed that will make Margaret Spellings blush….

Looked at this way, testing seems dreadful, and as I began to teach I also decried the continual assessments that seemed bound to lead to such stultifying education conditions. Testing is one of those rare topics, however, on which I have had a full-fledged conversion experience. Over time, I realized that tests evaluating students’ ability to do math and read and write intelligently aren’t necessarily the worst things in the world.

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