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UFT Executive Board Takeaway - It was remarkable to once again see CPE 1 out in force trying to save their school. Can you imagine what the school system would look like if we were all ...
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“In English Language Arts tests, the grade level appropriateness of text used is a gray area. Some would argue that it is perfectly fine for third graders to be assessed using texts with readability levels of 5th and 6th graders. But even the champions of rigor must adhere to the golden rule of testing- the questions MUST be written on the grade level you are attempting to assess. It only makes sense. Students can’t answer questions that they do not understand. These tests are constructed for ALL students in a given grade level and therefore it is imperative that the questions are grade appropriate.”
“As a former test developer for Pearson, PARCC, CTB, and NYSED we wereIs your third grader a failure? Of course not - But the Common Core Test will say they are. - Wait What?: