Another Golden Chalk Award has been given out. This one goes to Mary Fergus, a spokeswoman with the Illinois State Board of Education. She was explaining to reporters why Illinois students did so poorly on the national tests, but much better on the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests.
She was quoted as saying, ” It’s a different test and our students are not necessarily taught to the standards of that test. They are taught to the standards aligned to the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests”.
Way to go Mary! What a great phrase you used, “not taught to the standards of that test”. Thank you for being so honest. Is “not taught to the standards of that test”, the same as “not teaching to the test”? Wow, it’s so