What could teachers do with time spent on test prep?

03/26/2012 | Teacher Leaders Network

If teacher Ariel Sacks was not preparing to administer a practice reading test to her students, she would be organizing a student-led debate about banned books. While the debate teaches many skills they will be tested on, Sacks writes that with the reading exams just weeks away, she needs to help them prepare. It feels like a "loss," she writes, while considering how that time could be better used to help students learn.

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