Sunday, November 24, 2013

What's Wrong With the NYS Mandated Tests? Principals Weigh In.

The following letter is worth reading. In it a group of respected principals have shared their concerns with parents about the 3-8 testing that is generating so much data and controversy.

Among the many points made by the principals:
  • Too much testing
  • Tests too long
  • Ambiguous Questions
  • Negative Reaction by Students
  • Benchmarks Irresponsibly Inflated
  • Many parents confusing the testing with the Common Core Standards. Negative reactions to the former are leading many people to criticize the latter - which the principals support.
What are your children's principals writing to you about the mandated 3-8 tests? 

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