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Test prep for 5-year-olds is a real thing. Here’s what it looks like

From a story in the Washington Post. I’ll share some of the opening comments and then you can click the link to read the rest. After you give it a read stop back by and share your thoughts…

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It’s no secret that for some years now, kindergarten, once a time when youngsters spent the day learning through structured play, has become focused on academics, forcing young kids to sit in their chairs working for far longer than many are developmentally ready to handle. Along with that work has come tests and more tests, some standardized, some not. What you may not have heard much about is test prep for these youngsters.  Yes, test prep for 5-year-olds is a real thing. Phyllis Doerr, a kindergarten teacher in New Jersey, explains what it looks like in this post, a version of which appeared in the News Record, the local paper of South Orange and Maplewood, NJ.

Following is the link to the teachers article.

The kindergarten testing mess

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