Midterm exams

Tampa Bay Times writes today about “Midterm exams stir debate“.

People, people, people.

It isn’t about exams, it is about Johnny.

Can Johnny read for comprehension?

Can he write complete sentences within coherent paragraphs?

Can he perform mathematical calculations appropriate to his grade level?

We annually spend billions on education while Johnnie sits for 13 years (PK-12) in successive classrooms; and we can’t adequately answer these fundamental questions on how well Johnnie is prepared to move on to the next level or on to being a productive citizen.

Give ourselves an “F”.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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