This is the biggest lie the DOE has thrust down parents throats here in Delaware. “We expect scores to plummet.” So, why would you, as a parent, have your child take a failing test? It’s not the fault of the student, it’s the test. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is so flawed and just plain bad. This has been said by math scholars, child psychologists, and many high-esteemed professionals in education.
The companies that are behind all of this WANT your child to do bad. They NEED your child to do bad so they can continue to sell their services, products and consultancy. The only way to do this is to OPT OUT NOW. Even if your child ALREADY STARTED TAKING THE TEST. Cause nothing will throw a monkey wrench in this Ponzi scheme more than these companies receiving flawed data.
Stop relying on Governor Markell or the DOE to fix this, cause they won’t. They created this monster in Delaware. Everything they are doing is tied into this ONE TEST. By having your child participate in this test, you are saying I don’t care where my taxpaying dollars go. I don’t care if non-profits are making tons of money that they won’t be taxed on. Your child is bought and sold like a commodity. Is this what you want? They don’t care about individuals. All they care about is the bottom line… on a piece of paper with dollar signs on it.
If you are relying on House Bill 50 to come in and save the day, good luck. From what I’m hearing they are intentionally doing NOTHING with this bill to see what happens with the review on testing in Delaware. Which was the plan all along. Notice how all this conversation about OTHER topics in education is coming out once the Smarter Balanced starts? If you think that’s a coincidence, you are wrong. It’s the smokescreen, the lies they are telling you. They fooled us once by getting all of this going. Do not be fooled again.