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When test prep gets creepy

By Katy Murphy
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 10:42 am in students, teachers, test scores.

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

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