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Testing, testing, testing…

It is that time of year again… it’s testing season! In California, students in public and charter schools are taking the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, aligned to the Common Core Standards, for the first time! The stakes are high… teachers have been working hard to prepare students and now it is students’ chance to show what they know on the test. This time of year is stressful for everybody: teachers, students, administrators and even parents. Since emotions are contagious, if students are anxious teachers might become agitated too! Read more

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