Ever wonder how much you remember from your 11th grade math class?
Or how today’s standardized tests differ from the bubble sheets you filled out in middle school?
What about how teachers can explain complex ideas again and again in different ways until eventually, the concept sticks with a student?
These questions and more are behind a conference put on by the Education Writers Association, where fellow Seattle Times education reporter John Higgins and I will hear from experts on learning and testing over the next two days — and get to try out a few exam questions ourselves.
Though the conference is for journalists, we want to hear from you. What questions do you have about the new Smarter Balanced tests Washington students will take in the spring? What do you wish you understood better about the way your child learns? Education Lab will write from the conference based on what you’re interested in — so please let us know.
To join the conversation, email your questions to me at email@example.com, or leave a note in the comments section below this post. To see what we’re up to during the conference, check out the agenda here. You can keep an eye on the Education Lab blog for updates and follow along on Twitter: @leahktodd and @jhigginsST.