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JMU Education Researcher Says Teachers Should Embrace Tests

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Posted: August 1, 2014

Amanda Randall (left), with James Madison University’s Training and Technical Assistance Center, works with Elaine Gaston, a teacher at Lynchburg’s Linkhorne Middle School, during an education conference Thursday at JMU. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
John Almarode, a James Madison University assistant professor and head of the university’s Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities, addressed teachers Thursday at Successful Learning Tools for All Students, a two-day conference held at JMU.

HARRISONBURG — K-12 teachers from 35 underperforming schools were encouraged Thursday to embrace what many consider a bane to their profession.

John Almarode, a James Madison University assistant…



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