creativity lost the other side of testing
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Creativity Lost: The Other Side of Testing

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 12

Creativity Lost: The Other Side of Testing - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 71 Views
  • Uploaded on

Creativity Lost: The Other Side of Testing. Jennifer Cleary Tiffany Underkoffler. Purpose . The purpose for this paper is to describe the impact that high-stakes tests have on creativity in the classroom. ACTIVITY. STUDENTS’ OPINIONS. Jenn’s Fifth Grade Class Tiffany’s Fifth Grade Class.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Creativity Lost: The Other Side of Testing' - hisoki


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
creativity lost the other side of testing

Creativity Lost:The Other Side of Testing

Jennifer Cleary

Tiffany Underkoffler

purpose
Purpose
  • The purpose for this paper is to describe the impact that high-stakes tests have on creativity in the classroom.
students opinions
STUDENTS’ OPINIONS
  • Jenn’s Fifth Grade Class
  • Tiffany’s Fifth Grade Class
research
Research
  • David Thornburg’s (2001) states research proves that standardized tests only “freeze” the perception of learning on isolated facts that can be unambiguously answered through multiple choice questions.
research6
Research
  • Thornburg suggests three questions for educators to ask themselves about the test.
  • 1. Does the test measure anything of lasting value?
  • 2. Are there important skils that these tests don’t bother to measure?
  • 3. Are there more effective ways to find out if students are actually learning?
research7
Research
  • Donald Graves Criticized tests because of the massive emphasis that is placed on the outcomes of these tests that will lead to teachers spending enormous amounts of time preparing the students to take the test instead of teaching. (2002)
research8
Research
  • Shows most educators agree testing is not the only way children learn
  • Common effect for teachers is to narrow curriculum and reduce instruction to test prepping. (Thompson 2001)
  • Shows that educators should be more interested in students who produce high-quality work than students who have mastered the ability to take standardized tests.
research9
Research
  • 83% of teachers fear they will end up teaching to the test (Lewis, 2001)
  • As a result of the tests, teachers have made significant instruction changes, which will impact their creativity in the classroom.
context
Context
  • Jenn’s Story
  • Tiffany’s Story
conclusion
Conclusion

The popular trend is to test so students can be evaluated, schools can be ranked, and compared to neighboring schools. Time will still continue to be a massive restraint against teacher creativity. With the pressure to cover so much information, teachers limit their creativity. Students lose the valuable time of expression and exploration.

conslusion
Conslusion

As educators, we understand that testing has its merits but when it affects our freedom as teachers, we must find alternative ways to teach the information without feeling failure.

ad