I know that this might require (maybe) some Congressional action…however…the more I think about this the more I like it.
Everyone knows that true CRT test results normally don’t happen that often. There are a lot of issues behind those names. i.e. lack of food in the home, divorce issues, death of family members, and the biggest is APATHY of students!
How might we address the issue of apathy in students? Hit them where it does matter!!!! I have heard that other states have it where if the student “passes” the test, they do not come back to school the remaining two weeks. They begin their summer early. (That’s their incentive). Those that don’t “pass” the test are required to return back to school for the remainder of the school year.
We need to think how we can get the kids motivated to do their very best on the test. I don’t think chewing gum worked. That only increased the incidences of gum chewing in school when it is not allowed.
This is definitely a legislative issue. Since the district cannot legally compel parents to take an interest in their child’s education and performance, I am interested in other teachers and administrators ideas on how we can improve student performance. Please reply to this post with your responses.