What Does Testing Really Tell Us?

Students here at Schoolcraft are at the mid-point in their testing season. For us, the spring testing season runs roughly 5 weeks long with different grade levels taking turns at showing what they know in Reading, Math and Science. Those that require us to take the test don’t know these kids as individuals. They don’t know that many of them can speak French or that they like to dance or paint pictures. They don’t know what happened at home over the weekend and that our kids like to write poetry, play songs and wonder about the future. They don’t know how great a big brother/sister they make as well as how they like to spend time helping out members of their families. They don’t know that our kids are trustworthy, kind and thoughtful. Our test scores will tell us something but not everything. We plan to enjoy our results but we will always remember that there are different ways of being smart.