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When test prep gets creepy

Think test prep is intense at your school? Here’s one for you:

An elementary school principal in Palm Beach County, Fla., plans to hold a mock funeral next month to prepare kids for the state writing tests.

She has assigned a teacher to deliver a eulogy, and will have the kids list common mistakes and drop them into an open coffin, according to the reporter, “so they will avoid digging their own graves at test time.”

You can read the full South Florida Sun-Sentinel story here.

Have teachers or principals here taken any similarly creative approaches to boosting those test scores?

image from Bolshakov’s photo stream on flickr.com/creativecommons

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.