SATs arrived into my classroom this week without fanfare or pre-warning. I won’t teach to the test and I give them little acknowledgement in my class. They are not the backbone of our curriculum, they are an assessment tool and nothing more.

My class entered the classroom to see their desks rearranged in rows (something I had to do). None assumed we were doing tests and instead commented that it was like ‘High School Musical.’ I thought this was brilliant, popular culture taking over SATs. So while most other Year 2 classrooms have been having test weeks, we had a ‘High School Musical’ week which included special quizzes. Popular culture has won this one…

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