Monday, May 7, 2012

In leaked memo, Pearson stands behind “Pineapple” test items | GothamSchools

In leaked memo, Pearson stands behind “Pineapple” test items | GothamSchools:


In leaked memo, Pearson stands behind “Pineapple” test items

Even when it seemed that everyone had something to say about“The Hare and the Pineapple,” the seemingly nonsensical story that appeared on New York’s eighth-grade reading exam, the company that created the test remained silent.
Now, a leaked memo makes it clear that state officials sought an explanation from Pearson of why the story appeared on some exams — and that Pearson offered a vigorous defense of its test-construction choices.
“The Hare and the Pineapple” and associated items had been field tested in New York State, yielded appropriate statistics for inclusion, and it was aligned to the appropriate NYS Standard,” a Pearson vice president wrote to 


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