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Education or Testation? Part Two

As a home schooler, you know I have some views on [tag]standardized testing[/tag]. You may thing I have some particularly pointed views on requiring students to pass a test before the can graduate. You’d be right on both counts :) I expressed some of them in the post below this, as a lead-in to this post. I’m tricky that way: you never know when you’ll get a two parter.

In spite of the fact that I think these types of tests are wasteful of both time (yours, mine and theirs), money (ditto) and trees (ditto), some of you are going to have students faced with these exams. You know and I know that if the student doesn’t pass it’s because the school system has failed, but the state won’t see it that way.

One of the products you can use to help your student succeed is the OGT Practice Test. This test help is designed to help your student pass this crucial end of school test. It harnesses the power of the computer to help the student learn the material on the exam. This allows the student to control the pace.

I’d like to see this company expand to the other states that require these types of tests. And while I’m asking, I’d like the government to pick up the tab for this product for those students who need it, perhaps as part of the “computer lab” courses most schools offer. They’ve created the monster, let them care for it and feed it. Seems fair to me!

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