Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Test-Heads


This week's theme on Illustration Friday was "Choose". With the MCAS (Massachusetts state assessment tests) coming up soon, some of the kids in the school where I work have become preoccupied with test scores. I think it's a shame how the education system has become so focused on standardized testing — turning children into little "test-heads".

9 comments:

silverfish said...

I like this - great old-fashioned, simple graphic feel to it, but very topical!

By the way, your blog won't let people comment unless they have blogger accounts. I don't actually use mine at the moment but logged in to comment (I live here: Errantry) - if you want other people to be able to comment your control panel should have some options.

visualchutzpah.com said...

Drat..I only brought a pen...
great piece..

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neilornstein said...

a clever take on the subject

Rob Christianson said...

brilliant interpretation! how fitting. Our kids feel the same with the WASL (washington assessment of student learning test)

Curious Art said...

This is great-- couldn't agree more with the sentiment & I like the old-textbook feel of the drawing too.

Kelly C. said...

great concept! love it.

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Great illo, but ugggh, those tests! Brings back memories!!!
Nicely done.

Chris Houghton said...

This is really great! I love the line work and the concept is brilliant.

Will Strong said...

Nice. I dig this.