Testing serves purpose

FSA tests provide a provincewide snapshot of how well each school is doing at bringing children along

Like watching a train wreck as you drive by it, I once again I found myself reading Kevin Epp’s latest installment of “Whine Country FSA Testing”

Apparently in Mr. Epp’s world, assessments, criticisms, areas of improvement are solely at his discretion to make public forum of. The group of teachers he represents (and I make no statement regarding them) should be exempt from this.

What does the testing prove? It’s a provincewide snapshot of how well each school is doing at bringing children along and assessing this at the Grade 4 and 7 level. It assesses each school in their abilities to follow the curriculum and getting the children to what is considered the “standard” level of learning by that grade.

In other letters of his, he has no problems setting out guidelines, standards, etc. by which government, school boards and more should be assessed, yet refuses to have any form of this in his direction. What’s good for the wine should also be good for the whiner.

Stop wasting your breath with your lopsided rhetoric — no one is buying your song and dance.

Kelly David

 

Penticton

 

 

Penticton Western News

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