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While a good portion of knowledge gained during a fun round of trivia doesn’t always help in class, it does flex the critical thinking muscles (namely your brain). Trivia is a fun game which engages the whole family, and you can easily find a restaurant in St. Louis that hosts a trivia night any night of...
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Perpetual relaxation, video games, vacations, and parties are often the topic of conversation for things to do during the summer. And justifiably so! Final exams, projects, and standardized tests have just finished, and educational responsibilities are paused for a well-deserved three-month break. While it is incredibly important to relax and enter the upcoming school year fresh...
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We can all feel it: the sunshine, the coming heat, and the presence of kids around the house during the day. That means that the summer months are finally upon us. While it’s important to allow your children to enjoy their lengthy summer vacation, it’s equally important to find ways to keep them engaged academically. It can be tough to jump...
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We all know that the end of the school year can be taxing for students, teachers and parents. As a member of the education community, we identify with the stresses that come along with preparing for end of year exams and the feeling of exhaustion that comes along with it. Between writing the exams, preparing your...
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In the last several posts on our page we have been investing a lot of efforts into highlighting the noteworthy Opt Out Movement that has been sweeping certain parts of the nation. This map indicates the (only willingly submitted) number of “opt-outs” this year for several types of non-college admission standardized tests. A lot of our coverage has been...
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Here’s a list of materials that you’ll want to be sure you have prepared the night before so you don’t have to scramble for them in the morning: Printed copy of your registration ticket Acceptable photo ID Two No. 2 pencils An eraser A pencil sharpener A calculator A wristwatch (to monitor how much time you have...
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Both the ACT and SAT are standardized tests which students study and prepare
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There has been a massive shift in how young students in the state of Missouri will be taking their standardized tests. Implemented by MAP (Missouri Assessment Program), the new process for children will replace “filling in the bubble” and No. 2 pencils with a computerized test. There is a concern that the new click-through digital approach...
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While it varies from state to state or city to city whether students are allowed to opt out of “high stakes testing,” there is no denying that The United Opt-Out Movement’s mission has gained momentum. If you’re new to the forum, here is a brief recap of the struggle between standardized tests and parents, students,...
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The group PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) has rolled out new standardized tests in Ohio, resulting in communications between governors, superintendents, and school boards about the potential counter-productive nature of the “over testing” and the digital divide that taking them on computers creates. Some school districts across the country have...
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