I absolutely, wholeheartedly, 100% agree with Kavips!
I am very concerned we are rushing into the Smarter Balanced Assessments based only on one sales pitch.
We know this to be true.
- Most kids guessed on the pilot tests offered this year, so results won’t be valid.
- Education should be about taking something complicated, and reducing it to something simple. Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments do the exact opposite. They take something simple and make it enormously complicated.
- The sample tests are a joke, and most adults can’t even figure out the questions they are written so poorly.
- All (100%) of independent educational experts are against this bill. Only sponsors-for-hire are supporting this bill
There are no ramifications for saying no. We can simply continue doing what we have since the DCAS was begun.
This bill is being sold on cutting down testing. While overall that may be good, the quality of the test we are…
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