Education

The Truth About Testing

By Bryan Toporek — July 28, 2009 1 min read

Tweenteacher takes a humorous yet not altogether farfetched look at what happens behind closed classroom doors on testing day.

OK, so the day of the test, I walk down to the farthest place on the other side of the world and pick up a box that has all my testing materials in it, signing away my firstborn should I lose a pencil. I walk into my classroom, and at the bell there soon appears my testing group that consists of 36 students I’ve never seen before. Students, you see, are not necessarily assigned to classrooms they’ve ever been in. I don’t know them, and they don’t me. Kinda uncomfortable all around.

After this post circulated around the Teacher office, we had a chuckle over our own test-taking memories. What do you think — did tweenteacher accurately capture a snapshot of testing taking in 2009?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.