Sunday, 11 May 2014

Testing Times

The NAPLAN tests are occurring in Australian schools this week.

I find it interesting that last week Academics from around the world sent an open letter to the OECD's director of the Programme for International of Student Assessment expressing their concern about standardised testing and its impact on student learning.

You can read about the open letter here.

My own personal concerns about the impact of NAPLAN on students and curriculum aside, it's something that we have to do.

So to brighten up the test room and to let other students know that they need to respect their peers while the exams are on, I've designed a couple of signs to put up.

I thought I would share them so others could use them if they want.

The first is to put around the test rooms, so that all students are aware of what is happening and show respect for their peers.

This sign is for the classroom itself. While there can't be anything in the room that may be something that can 'assist' students, I hope that a motivational sign might encourage students to do their best.

These signs have been created using Stampin Up's My Digital Studios. The first sign has DSP - My First Day, Stamps Banner Blast - outline flag & Extreme Elements - stars. The font used is Stacked. The second sign uses DSP - My First Day and DSP - Be Awesome Today: 7. Fonts used include Citizen Slab, Castor One and Earwig.


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