"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, May 03, 2014

"Orgy of Tabulation"

We had a previous testing frenzy of similar magnitude during the "progressive" Eugenics Era of the 1920s and the 1930s.  Harold Rugg referred to it as an "orgy of tabulation."

At that time it took the Nazis to remind of where we were headed and a Great Depression to make the test mania unaffordable.  What will it take this time?

No good idea, strategy, or intervention in education is possible until high stakes testing ends. Period.

Here is Shelby County, TN's testing calendar 2013-14.  (HT to Commercial Appeal columnist, David Waters.)


1st Semester Dates
Test
Participants

September December
2013
ASVAB
(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude
Battery)

Grades 11 and 12
September 23 October
18, 2013

DEA Test Window #1

Grades 2 - 12

October 16 or 19, 2013

PSAT

Grade 11

October 22, 2013

Constructed Response Assessment
(CRA)#1 of 2
Grades 3 8
Enrolled in Alg. I, Alg. II, and Geometry
November 6, 2013
Explore
Grade 8
November 7, 2013
PLAN
Grade 10
December 2 December
20, 2013

DEA Test Window #2

2 - 12
December 3, 2013
Algebra I  & U. S. History
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
December 4, 2013
Algebra II  & English I
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
December 5, 2013
English III & English II
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
December 6, 2013
Biology & Chemistry
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
December 9, 2013
EOC Make-up Testing
Enrolled in 2nd Semester

December 3-6, 2013

Online Gateway
* Students who entered 9th grade prior to 2009-10
2nd Semester
Dates

Test

Participants

January 14, 2014

Portfolios Due (Grades 3 12)
Students Eligible for Portfolio Assessment per IEP



February 2014

TCAP Writing Assessment

(Feb. 3- 13    Grades 5, 8, 11) (Feb. 18 21    Grades 3, 6, 9) (Feb. 24 28  Grades 4,7, 10)
Grades 5, 8, and 11 (state-mandated)

Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10
February 11- March 21,
2014

ELDA
Students with ELL Designation

February 18, 2014

Portfolios Due (Grades 1 and 2)
Students Eligible for Portfolio Assessment per IEP

February 18 - 28, 2014

Constructed Response Assessment
(CRA) #2 of 2
Grades 3 8
Enrolled in Alg. I, Alg. II, Geometry
February 24 March 21,
2014

DEA Test Window #3

2 - 12
March 4, 2014
*Make-up March 18, 2014

ACT

Grade 11

March 24 April 11
PARCC Pilot PBA (Performance- Based Assessment)

Select Groups
April 29 May 5, 2014
TCAP Achievement
Grades 3 - 8


May 6-9, 2014
Stanford-10
Grades 1 - 2
May 1, 2014
Algebra I  & U. S. History
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
May 2, 2014
Algebra II & English I
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
May 5, 2014
English III & English II
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
May 6, 2014
Biology & Chemistry
Enrolled in 2nd Semester
May 7, 2014
EOC Make-up Testing
Enrolled in 2nd Semester

May 1-6, 2014

Online Gateway
* Students who entered 9th grade prior to 2009-10

May 5 16, 2014

Advanced Placement Exams

Enrolled in the AP Course
(see courses below)

May 5 21

PARCC Pilot End of Year (EOY)

Select Groups

May 2 23, 2014

IB Exams

Enrolled in the IB Program
(see courses below)
Summer Dates
Test
Participants

July 8, 2014

Algebra I & II

Enrolled in 2nd Semester

July 9, 2014

English I, II, & III

Enrolled in 2nd Semester

July 10, 2014

Biology & U.S. History

Enrolled in 2nd Semester

July 11, 2014

Chemistry

Enrolled in 2nd Semester

July 8 - 10, 2014

Online/Paper Gateway
* Students who entered 9th grade prior to 2009-10
* Gateway participants are students who entered 9th grade prior to 2009 who are not enrolled in the
course and have not met their Gateway graduation requirement.

Advanced Placement Schedule


May 5, 2014

Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology



Enrolled in the AP Course

May 6, 2014
Computer Science A, Spanish
Language and Culture, Art History


Enrolled in the AP Course

May 7, 2014
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chinese
Language and Culture


Enrolled in the AP Course

May 8, 2014
English Literature and Composition, Japanese Language and Culture, and

Enrolled in the AP Course



Latin


May 9, 2014
English Language and Composition, Statistics, Studio Art

Enrolled in the AP Course

May 12, 2014
Biology, Music Theory, Physics B, and Physics C

Enrolled in the AP Course


May 13, 2014
U.S. Government and Politics, Human Geography, French Language and Culture


Enrolled in the AP Course

May 14, 2014
German Language and Culture, US History, and European History

Enrolled in the AP Course


May 15, 2014
Macroeconomics, World History, Italian Language and Culture, and Microeconomics


Enrolled in the AP Course

May 16, 2014
Comparative Govt. and Politics, Spanish Literature and Culture

Enrolled in the AP Course
IB Exams

Morning Exams
Afternoon Exams

May 2, 2014
School-based syllabus SL paper 1
School-based syllabus SL paper 2

None





May 5, 2014
English A Literature HL paper 1
English A Literature SL paper 1
English A Language & Literature HL
paper 1
English A Language & Literature SL
paper 1
Literature & Performance SL paper 1
Literature & Performance SL paper 2

Economics HL paper 1
Economics SL paper 1
Classical Languages HL
paper 1
Classical Languages SL
paper 1








May 6, 2014




Economics HL paper 2
Economics HL paper 3
Economics SL paper 2
Classical Languages HL paper 2
Classical Languages SL paper 2
English A Literature HL
paper 2

English A Literature SL
paper 2

English A Language & Literature HL paper 2

English A Language & Literature SL paper 2

English B HL paper 1




English B HL paper 2

English B SL paper 1

English B SL paper 2

English ab Initio SL paper 1

English ab initio SL paper 2







May 7, 2014
Physics HL paper 1
Physics HL paper 2
Physics SL paper 1
Physics HL paper 2

Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL
paper 1

Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL
paper 2

Environmental Systems & Societies
SL paper 1


Philosophy HL paper 1

Philosophy SL paper 1

Psychology HL paper 1

Psychology SL paper 1

World religions SL paper 1

















May 8, 2014

Philosophy HL paper 2
Philosophy HL paper 3
Philosophy SL paper 2
Psychology HL paper 2
Psychology HL paper 3
Psychology SL paper 2
World religions SL paper 2
Physics HL paper 3

Physics SL paper 3

Sports, Exercise & Health
Science SL paper 3

Environmental Systems & Societies SL paper 2







May 9, 2014
Language A Literature HL paper 1

Language A Literature SL paper 1

Language A Language & Literature
HL paper 1

Language A Language & Literature
SL paper 1

Except: English, French, German & Spanish



Biology HL paper 1

Biology HL paper 2

Biology SL paper 1

Biology SL paper 2

May 12, 2014
Biology HL paper 3
Biology SL paper 3
Language A Literature HL
paper 2





Language A Literature SL
paper 2

Language A Language & Literature HL paper 2

Language A Language & Literature  SL paper 2

Except:English, French, German & Spanish








May 13, 2014
Language B HL paper 1

Language B HL paper 2

Language B SL paper 1

Language B SL paper 2

Language ab initio SL paper 1

Language ab initio SL paper 2

Except: English, French, German & Spanish





Mathematics HL paper 1

Mathematics SL paper 1

Mathematics Studies SL
paper 1






May 14, 2014

Mathematics HL paper 2


Mathematics HL paper 2
Mathematics SL paper 2
Mathematical Studies SL paper 2
History HL paper 1


History HL paper 1
History HL paper 2
History SL paper 1
History SL paper 2









May 15, 2014









History HL paper 3
Mathematics HL paper 3

German A Literature HL
paper 1

German A Literature SL
paper 1

German A Language & Literature HL paper 1

German A Language & Literature SL paper 1

May 16, 2014
German A Literature HL paper 2

German A Literature SL paper 2
Computer Science HL paper
1




German A Language & Literature HL
paper 2

German A Language & Literature SL
paper 2

German B HL paper 1

German B HL paper 2

German B SL paper 1

German B SL paper 2

German ab initio SL paper 1

German ab initio SL paper 2
Computer Science SL paper
1

ITGS HL paper 1

ITGS SL paper 1

Geography HL paper 1

Geography SL paper 1



















May 19, 2014





Computer Science HL paper 2

Computer Science SL paper 2

ITGS HL paper 2

ITGS HL paper 3

ITGS SL paper 2

Geography HL paper 2

Geography HL paper 3

Geography SL paper 2
Computer Science HL paper
3

Chemistry HL paper 1

Chemistry HL paper 2

Chemistry SL paper 1

Chemistry SL paper 2

Design Technology HL
paper 1

Design Technology HL
paper 2

Design Technology SL
paper 1

Design Technology SL
paper 2






May 20, 2014




Chemistry HL paper 3
Chemistry SL paper 3
Design Technology HL paper 3
Design Technology SL paper 3
French A literature HL
paper 1

French A Literature SL
paper 1

French A Language & Literature HL paper 1

French A Language & Literature SL paper 1










May 21, 2014
French A Literature HL paper 2

French A Literature SL paper 2

French A Language & Literature HL
paper 2

French A Language & Literature SL Paper 2

French B HL paper 1

French B HL paper 2

French B SL paper 1

French B SL paper 2
Further Mathematics HL
paper 1

Business & Management HL
paper 1

Business & Management SL
paper 1

Social & Cultural
Anthropology HL paper 1

Social & Cultural
Anthropology SL paper 1

Global Politics HL paper 1

Global Politics SL paper 1



French ab initio SL paper 1

French ab initio SL paper 2










May 22, 2014
Further Mathematics HL paper

Business & Management HL paper 2

Business & Management SL paper 2

Social & Cultural Anthropology HL
paper 3

Social & Cultural Anthropology SL
paper 2

Global Politics HL paper 2

Global Politics SL paper 2




Spanish A Literature HL
paper 1
Spanish A Literature SL Spanish A Language &
Literature HL paper 1

Spanish A Language & Literature SL paper 1















May 23, 2014
Spanish A Literature HL paper 2

Spanish A Literature SL paper 2

Spanish A Language & Literature HL
paper 2

Spanish A Language & Literature SL
paper 2

Spanish B HL paper 1

Spanish B HL paper 2

Spanish B SL paper 1

Spanish B SL paper 1

Spanish ab initio SL paper 1

Spanish ab initio SL paper 2











Music HL paper 1

Music SL paper 1














2 comments:

  1. Looks like the orgy has turned into a cluster$&@ :)

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  2. Looks like the orgy has turned into a cluster$&@ :)

    ReplyDelete