A healthy testing culture is always desired, but often tricky to achieve.
Testing often feels like the bane of existence for educators, primarily due to the significance of standardized testing in today’s academic landscape.
Since test scores are linked to school performance and teacher evaluations, this can lead to high pressure and anxiety for all involved. Not only this, but many educators feel that if they don’t “teach to the test,” they are setting their students up for failure. This does not need to be the case.
Though many argue against it, standardized testing appears as though it will be around for the long haul, so developing a positive and healthy testing culture is crucial to students’ success and well-being. But how do you know if your school’s testing culture is conducive to student well-being and success after high school?
Here are three things you can do to help instill a health testing culture: