Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
August XIIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
I find it interesting that some people like standardized testing & some people feel it is not a necessary tool for students to learn with. What would be great is if adults were given the opportunity, even seniors who have more time on their hands to take these tests. Give them a decent honorarium, a hot meal, & cover their parking &/or transport costs. In this way, they can evaluate the tests in a "real-time/in classroom" setting, such as in empty classrooms of underused schools that could be reactivated for such a purpose. These adult testers who arguably took the tests as students themselves could then give a first hand account of their feelings & suggest improvements.