Terra Nova testing?

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  1. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

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    I am curious if anyone does Terra Nova testing in the fall. My school has (arbitrarily and all of a sudden...but I digress) decided that we are going to do our Terra Nova testing...next week.

    The reason given was that because our state is now requiring state tests, which are given in the spring (and only take 1 hour each for 2 tests...but again, I digress).

    (Never mind the data that is being impacted by this decision, never mind that it is the last week of the quarter, never mind that we are giving grade level tests 8 weeks into that grade level.)

    Thoughts?

    ETA: I know I have been complaining a lot lately. Thanks for putting up with me. I have no excuse other than...I have been given a lot of stuff to complain about! :D
     
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    My children went to a private school. They did Terra Nova tests since private schools in Louisiana are not required to do any of the state testing. Our feeder schools also did Terra Nova testing (I am also at a private school) but got rid of it because we require the PLAN test to enter high school and they did not want to waste time giving 2 sets of standardized tests.
     
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    Wow! This would be horrible for us. We do Terra Novas in the spring. They just wouldn't know everything right now, especially in math.
     
  5. kcjo13

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    Exactly. I am torn between trying to review basic skills, and risking confusing them more, or just letting them go in cold. We have done TN in the spring for as long as I can remember. It's just another example of a crap decision made by our administration without regard for those of us who have to actually abide by these arbitrary decisions.
     
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    We do the Terra Nova at our school in January.
     
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    We do Terra Nova as part of our state assessments in the spring. I think they happen on the third day of testing in each subject area.
     

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