Dear Readers,

Please check out our new Opinion Poll on school’s Sports Day be non-competitive, and cast your vote by the end of March 2018. As you know …

your opinion counts

Our December 2017 poll was about whether timed testing is useful::

Is timed testing useful?

Yes. Timed tests teach students to manage time, because there are real deadlines in life and real consequences if you miss them. (85%, 63 Votes Votes)

No. Timed testing can cause anxiety and tension in some children, which interferes with learning and remembering facts and skills. (15%, 11 Votes Votes)

A large majority of the respondents (85%) felt that timed testing is a useful tool because it teaches students’ valuable life skills such as working towards a deadline and understanding that there are consequences for not doing so. Some 15% of the respondents felt that timed tests are not useful, because they can trigger anxiety and make it difficult for students to remember facts and skills.