Plot Summary: When the lady from the principal's office brings a test for the first grade class, the children have trouble with the test and feel bad. Fortunately, their teacher explains that a test doesn't reflect important things like creativity, kindness, and friendship.
Posted In: Philosophy of Education, Social and Political Philosophy
- Why were the students upset after taking the test?
- Was the teacher a good teacher? What makes someone a good teacher?
- Is a supportive teacher the same thing as a good teacher?
- Where do affirmation and encouragement factor in to a teacher’s success?
- Does a test measure the teaching ability of a teacher?
- What are the qualities of a good student?
- Why is standardized testing written? Does this advantage some students over others?
- Should tests be free response or at least allow space for explanation of answers?
- Is there such a thing as a perfect test? A perfect test for a single student?
- What does testing do for self-esteem of students?
- Do tests measure intelligence?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of advancing a student in a special class or higher grade-level early?
- What are alternatives to testing?
- Is taking a test a skill in itself?
- If a student continually tries, but fails over and over, does this make them a bad student? Does hard work have more weight in the evaluation of a student than test scores?
- What are examples of intelligence outside of high-test scores?
- Are intelligent people admirable?
- What would a philosophical test look like?
- Why do we emphasize the importance of single, right answers?
Contributed by Gobe Hirata