For those of you about to start your high stakes tests-good luck!! I was wondering how your classrooms change when these tests are done. I work with a group of teachers who often make comments about really cool lessons that they want to try after the ISATs. The teachers often feel like they can’t take any time to do anything other than prepare for the tests. We talk about ways to enhance units with technology and the response is often that they can’t take the time. I have to wonder whether that means that the best instruction is BEFORE or AFTER the high stakes tests. Any thoughts?