Real talk: Testing that works for our kids, works for us.
Day by day, our teachers and other educators are observing how our kids learn and grow.
Being on the front lines, educators are able to gauge each individual student’s learning progress day by day, not just every three years. It’s time to move beyond the “test-driven focus of EQAO assessments” and re-define what success looks like. Educators in Finland have opted for a different testing approach. They rely on teachers to assess student progress and use random-sample testing to determine whether their teaching strategies and curriculum are working for students. The Finns know what they’re talking about — they are a top-performing nation on international assessments. We know that the most effective measure of students’ progress is the assessment that educators do every day in the classroom. Support developing a system that works for all students.
I want testing that is meaningful, measures daily progress, and is designed by educators!