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January 2010, Page 2

Are Elementary School Test Scores Important?

I am divided over how to use standardized test scores mandated as a part of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as a input into the elementary school selection process. On the one hand, I scoff at NCLB because it encourages schools to ‘teach to the test’ instead of teaching to the student. On the other hand, I admit that I care how well the students do on standardized tests at the schools that I am considering.

Great Resource: GreatSchools.Org

A great quick and dirty source for test score data is on GreatSchools.org.  They free resource that helps parents evaluate schools for …

3-2-1 Blastoff!

All of my school research was second hand until this week, where between my wife and I we made three school visits.  …