3 Lessons on High Stakes Testing

See our three recent classroom lessons aimed at helping students grapple with both the personal and political sides of high-stakes testing:

Let's Talk About Testing

by Jinnie Spiegler
Middle School, High School
In this interactive lesson, students explore opposing views on the high-stakes testing debate, think about their own views and consider what to do about them.


A Circle on Stress & High-Stakes Tests

by Marieke van Woerkom
High School
Through a Circles process, students have an opening to discuss feelings of stress that these tests can engender and consider ways to reduce stress.


High Stakes Testing & the Seattle Teachers Boycott

by Mark Engler
High School
Students learn about the debate over high-stakes tests, including the January 2013 boycott by of tests by teachers in Seattle.