Lily Overby, 9
In the past weeks following winter break, all my teachers are talking about is getting summative grades in the grade book. What does that mean for students? It means more tests and projects, which means more stress. I know I'm not the only one noticing that my teachers are doubling the workload and making deadlines come sooner than later. I decided to ask some students one simple question : Have you noticed an increase in workload from your teachers as we come closer to the end of the semester? If so, how?
Some students say no:
“No, I don't think teachers have increased workload toward the end of the nine weeks”- Dylan Overstreet (9)
But many said they do think that teachers do:
“Yes, I have. Especially when teachers don’t get in the right amount of summative and formatives. It’s stressful for us because it’s not our fault that some teachers don’t prioritize better.” - Anonymous (9)
“Yes, they wait too long to finish up the information and put it all on us in the last week and a half.” - Fallon Parrish (9)
Yes, it difficult when so many teachers assign tests the last week that it's hard to focus on each individual test. This causes me to score low on the tests. - Anonymous (9)
Overall, the end of the semester is a stressful time for everyone, but the work must be done.