Public Education in America

Extracurricular Activities and their Impact on Students

Warm Up for 1/12/16

Watch the remainder of the Daily Show video and answer the questions below in your notebook.


Question

1. Who or what benefits from standardized tests?

2. Agree or Disagree: Standardized tests make sure that all kids get the same education?

3. If you were in charge, would you get rid of the STAAR tests? Why or why not?

4. If there were no STAAR tests, how would we know all students got an equal education?

How would you do??

Open the following PDF and read the passage titled "The Hare and the Pineapple". Answer the questions that follow. We will go over the answers after all students finish.


The Hare and the Pineapple: http://usny.nysed.gov/docs/the-hare-and-the-pineapple.pdf