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ELA Test: A Little Less Cause for Panic

12 Mar
Punxsutawney Phil headshot


In Spring the weather grows nicer, but school becomes meaner. This is no fault of nature’s, though you can’t be blamed for  believing that it is. It is ELA test prep season — without even a prediction from Punxsutawney Phil as to how severe it might be.


This year there’s no clock. 

The learning, such as it is, from here on out will be much devoted to drills on how to take a test. But from a writing standpoint, there is a bit of good news this year: the test will not be timed, and students can take as long to finish as they need. This means they can slow down.

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