What's Happening in Education Reform?

A lot has happened this year in the world of education reform! Do you know the new lingo?

Quiz

A lot has happened this year in the world of education reform! Do you know the new lingo?

1. Goals 2000 is:

  • a nationwide effort to conquer the 'year 2000' computer glitch;
  • President Clinton's goal to get all schools wired by the turn of the century;
  • a federal program that provides funding to states and districts in exchange for challenging academic standards and assessments.

2. NetDay is:

  • a special end-of-the-year fishing trip for the 'brains' in the class;
  • a grass-roots volunteer effort to wire schools so they can network computers and connect them to the Internet;
  • one day a year in which students can play games on the Internet.

3. Social promotion means:

  • allowing students to advance to the next grade, even if they're unfit to handle the work;
  • a bizarre hazing ritual, in which the coolest students are made to walk on all fours.
  • advancement from one socio-economic class to the next;

4. Phonics is:

  • an adolescent addiction to the telephone;
  • a teaching method by which kids learn to read by listening to books on tape;
  • an instructional strategy used to teach letter-sound relationships to beginning readers by having them "sound out" words.

5. Whole language is:

  • an instructional strategy that emphasizes reading for meaning and context;
  • language undiluted by slang or curse words;
  • a teaching strategy that encourages students to find the meanings of words by researching their etymological roots.

Your Results:

1. Goals 2000 is:
a federal program that provides funding to states and districts in exchange for challenging academic standards and assessments.

2. NetDay is:
a grass-roots volunteer effort to wire schools so they can network computers and connect them to the Internet;

3. Social promotion means:
allowing students to advance to the next grade, even if they're unfit to handle the work;

4. Phonics is:
an instructional strategy used to teach letter-sound relationships to beginning readers by having them "sound out" words.

5. Whole language is:
an instructional strategy that emphasizes reading for meaning and context;

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