This morning I tweeted in frustration about the numbers of online state standardized tests we give here in the overly-large school district.
That comes from the daily report the testing managers in IT sent us today (and every school day this time of year), along with the fact that weÂ had completed more than 220,000 online tests so far in this testing season.
The really depressing part of those statistics is that we have “only” 180,000 students in K12 and some of them don’t take the SOLs*. Or still take paper and pencil versions of the tests.
Now just imagine all the practice and non-SOL multiple choice tests taken during the rest of the school year.
* SOL = Standards of Learning, Virginia’s infamously named state-wide standardized tests.