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January 19, 2007



I also work in an inner city district in a Pre-k classroom. There is real value in assessing the students. It helps prove the importance of what and how children learn. The problem is often we are told to keep adding different assesments which often overlap. They never just replace to dicard an assessment that had been started.

Sophia Pappas

Thanks for the comment. I agree with you about the value of assessments in general and often feel frustrated when the district adds assessments, it seems, without thinking through the purpose of each assessment and the time many of the assessments take away from teachable moments.


It is already in my favourite list and i will try to follow it when possible . Thanks for the nice posts .

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