The first email came last week. The gentle reminder that Iowa Assessments will be coming up in February, and that regardless of how we personally feel about standardized tests, this is how we are judged by the state, and we need to prepare our students. I ignored it. Then today another email with links to practice tests to go over with our students when we come back in January. Harder to ignore.
I teach 7th and 8th grade English in rural Iowa and hope to reflect, connect, and share with other English teachers. Iowa Council of Teachers of English Executive Board member. Iowa Writing Project superfan. UNI MA:TESS graduate.