Are you excited for the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day? I’m prepared to deck out in some bright green clothing and celebrate my Irish heritage. Did you know that Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for more than one thousand years?
Anyways, before all of that green celebrating takes place, I must get through this week of school. Right now, all freshmen have to do NWEA testing in math and English classes, which includes geometry.
I find NWEAs to be a bit unnecessary. Though I understand the reasoning behind them, I feel that there should be a better way of evaluating students’ academic abilities and progress. Sitting in front of a computer and answering fifty questions per test is unreasonable, because after answering few, it becomes very hard to focus. I've found that it really hurts my ability to test well.
Hopefully administrators will be able to create a better method of evaluation, but until then, happy testing! I'll talk to you next week! :)