April can be a tension-filled month at many schools sites, especially those sites that are in PI (Program Improvement). Thank goodness for Rudy Alfonso and his 5th grade filmmakers, who have some suggestions for helping students get through the mandated week(s) of high stakes testing. If you’ve already seen Rudy’s 2010 The Secret to the CST, than you’ll be happy to know that he and his students have just released the CST 2011 Movie:
I love Rudy’s make-students-part-of-the-solution approach to standardized testing.
If you have testing tips for teachers to share with students, please jump in and add a comment….because apparently, budget crisis or not, standardized testing is still alive and well.