Testing Miss Malarkeyby Judy Finchler, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator)
The new school year brings standardized testing to every school and Miss Malarkey's is no exception. Teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for THE TEST-The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test-and the school is in an uproar. Even though the grown-ups tell the children not to worry, they're acting kind of strange. The gym teacher
The new school year brings standardized testing to every school and Miss Malarkey's is no exception. Teachers, students, and even parents are preparing for THE TEST-The Instructional Performance Through Understanding (IPTU) test-and the school is in an uproar. Even though the grown-ups tell the children not to worry, they're acting kind of strange. The gym teacher is teaching stress-reducing yoga instead of sports in gym class. Parents are giving pop quizzes on bedtime stories at night. The cafeteria is serving "brain food" for lunch. The kids are beginning to think that maybe the test is more important than they're being led to believe. Kids and adults alike will laugh aloud as Finchler and O'Malley poke fun at the commotion surrounding standardized testing, a staple of every school's year.
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- 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Judy Finchler is an elementary school teacher and librarian from Parsippany, New Jersey.
KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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This book is a 'Must read' for teachers ,administrators and parents. It is a brief look at how accountability efforts can affect a school. A fun read.
An incredibly insightful look into the lunacy placed on standardized testing as the sole predictor of student performance. As a former elementary school principal and adjunct professor, this book is a must read for every pundit who resides in the ivory tower and has never set foot in an elementary classroom. Enjoy!
I read this book at a faculty meeting right before our big assessment day. It made the teachers laugh out loud. This book is hilarious and refreshing. We were able to relate to the characters that's what made it so funny.
This book takes a hilarious look at school testing. As a teacher and parent, I really enjoyed it. The illustrations are great too.
I'm a teacher and this book is right on the mark concerning testing. It's a hilarious account of what students and teachers endure as the 'test' approaches. A belly laugh and a good poke in the ribs at how much emphasis we place on standardized testing.