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Decision 2017: Board Candidates on Galileo Testing

How do you think Galileo testing should be used in the West Bend School District?

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Joel Ongert

Galileo testing should be eliminated immediately! Our students are being tested too much and this expensive platform provides no value for students, teachers or parents. Teachers should not be held accountable to tests that do not align with what is being taught in the curriculum, and neither should our students. These tests do not help the teachers individualize learning plans or improve outcomes. The time used for testing would be much better spent on teaching. The money saved by not having to pay for these tests could be allocated to positions where a need has clearly been demonstrated, such as social workers, librarians and classroom aides. Continue reading

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Let’s Get Technical

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Should schools be more skeptical about integrating technology into the classroom?

By Kara Conley, Current Staff

In 2017, when people think of school they no longer think of books, but computers.

Technology in the classroom is changing the way teachers must educate their students and the way students learn. Some students have evolved in their academics due to the increased technological use, but not everyone feels it is for the best. Many teachers and students at the West Bend High Schools acknowledge the value of technology, but are also aware of its downsides.

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Not All Semester Exams Will Include Galileo Testing

Changes are in store for January exams

By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief

For students enrolled in year-long courses, Galileo tests will not be used as part of their exam scores in January. Continue reading

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Galileo Comes to West Bend

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By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff

Next week brings a time of great stress for students: exam week. And this year, exams are going to look very different. Continue reading

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District Adopts New Testing System

Galileo replaces Gains and EOCA assessments

By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief

This year students found themselves on a computer as they began the process of assessing their skills at the beginning of a new school year.

The new testing format is called Galileo, and it is done on a computer. At the high schools, Galileo replaced last year’s Gains and End-of-Course Assessment (EOCA) tests to measure pre, mid, and post skill level. Galileo is also being used at the elementary and middle schools. Continue reading

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