Our main goal in this book is to use stories, interviews, examples, and study techniques to encourage the reader to ‘see’ standardized testing differently. By using these two simple strategies we call the 2 Laws of Standardized Testing, you will begin to look at the entire test differently.
Law 1: “What is the question really asking?”, means look at each question carefully to understand the ‘real question,’ which is often within a sentence with multiple questions.
Law 2: “ What tool does the author of the test want me to use?”, means understand your audience and their goal to find an objective method to see if you understand a set of predetermined tools like: formulas, definitions, language rules, how to make a logical argument, or poke holes in selection or statement.
That's it. It's not a test of your intelligence or even how many different ways you can cleverly figure out a math problem…it is a tool test.
As CEO of Drakeford, Scott, and Associates LLC, our team has collectively raised over $46,425,000 in grants and awards with an A + Rating with the BBB. We specialize in non-profit consulting,business development, and motivational speaking. We offer proposal development, relationship development, strategic planning, organizational structure development, development plans and partnership development.
Derrick has served as an Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. Derrick is a former faculty member of North Carolina Central University in the Masters in Public Administration program. He also served as the Director of Freshmen Studies and Community Service at The Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Derrick has consulted with nonprofits, business, and churches for 20 years. He holds a Bachelors in political science from Bethune-Cookman University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government. He holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work; and certificates in Proposal Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana -Purdue University. Derrick received his Ph.D, from UNC-Chapel Hill.
He has written seven books:
1)Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes,
2) Fundraising for Nonprofits What the Bible Says,
3) Starting Your Business from the Unemployment Line,
4) Jada Goes to Pre-School: A Book on Transitions,
5) P5: The Five Secrets to Successful Grant and Bid Proposals,
6) The 2 Laws of Standardized Testing,
7) Inclusion:The Art of Story Listening, and
8) The Purpose Lifestyle