Grade-Span Tests Are Not The Answer
Desmond came up to me on his way out of my 6th grade science class. He asked, “How come we don’t learn social studies, Mr. Shah?” I asked him what he meant, a bit confused. After all, I knew they were reading a historical fiction novel set during the middle ages, and were discussing what life was like in that time period. “Yeah, but we don’t have a social studies class, where we just learn about our history. We spend all day reading and writing and doing math. When are we going to learn about history?”
Then, before I could answer, Desmond said, “Is it because we don’t have a test on it?”
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