"I actually do "continual" test prep throughout the year. I am fortunate to have student response devices (aka "clickers") and the kids LOVE them. I use them to "review" before major tests in class, so they think they…"
"The science section of our state's graduation exam covers every field of science: astronomy, weather, physics, geology, etc., in addition to biology and chemistry. Our students take the test during March of their sophomore year, 2/3 of the way…"
"I know it's summer & most people are out of commission, but I am going to try a different approach this year. Instead of giving my students a comprehensive study guide at the end of the year to help prepare for the exam, I am giving it in…"
"I have to teach only the PASS skills in each chapter in order to finish early. This allows me to combine several chapters in the time that it would take for one. If it is not a PASS skill, I don't teach it. Doing this allows me to do at least…"
How do you every get finished 8 weeks before the test! I will still have curriculum to cover by that time! I have the Buckle Down Books as well.
Do you still incorporate inquiry into your classroom teaching at this rate?
Our state just…"
"I'm in Maryland; I have 6 years worth of released tests and the same items are online grouped by topic. Seeing test items, playing review jeopardy or "I Have, You Have games... I find the questions very similar year to year here.…"
"Wow, that must be tough on scores. We were on that schedule a few years ago, but in OK they gave the test twice per year and still do for those districts. My district changed about 3 years ago. I have had good test scores with this system, but lab…"
I prefer using creative commons images on Flickr (you can do an advanced search to find them), but if I can't find any there I'll just use google. I still try to use public domain images only. While Wikipedia isn't a trustworthy source of info, all of the pictures there are public domain or creative commons. So, I'll use that source also.
I noticed you're a wildlife rehabilitator! How cool! I worked in that field for a couple of years. Do you specialize in anything? My favorite was always birds.
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