Know: The purpose of the standardized tests.
Understand: The controversy over the exit exam
Be able to do: Socratic Circle
Distinguish between fact and opinion
Step 1: Should seniors be held back in school if they can not pass a high school exam? Explain
Step 2: Read two of the essays from "Room for Debate" segment on "What school tests measure?"
Step 3: Distinguish between what is fact and what is opinion in the two blog posts. Be sure to mention which articles you find your details in.
Step 4: Participate in one Socratic Seminar and evaluate one seminar.
Step 5: Respond on the blog:
Should seniors be held back in school if they can not pass a high school exam? Explain
Use facts and opinions from the text to support your claims.