...they become completely different people.
I did a post-test today as part of ASU's monitoring of the Modeling curriculum. The second the first scan-tron sheet hit the desk, an eerie silence descended on the room.
Kids sat up straight. They faced forward. No one made a sound. No one even asked me any questions.
I have no doubt that this comes from years of filling out bubble sheets for our standardized tests.
While I appreciate the fact that they think a scantron equates to serious business, I can't help but feel a little sad about what we have done to our kids.