When you have many district superintendents and administrators saying “Don’t do it!”, you would think the Delaware Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and Secretary Godowsky would listen. If you heard folks saying “opt-out is only going to get bigger,” you would think a voice of reason would go off in their heads. But no, this is Delaware. The state where King Markell reigns on high, telling all the little minions what they must do. Below are the minutes from the final (for now) Accountability Framework Working Group meeting last week. Interesting news about Jeff Klein from Appoquinimink buried in here as well….
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So all the rigmarole about the Smarter Balanced Assessment being accepted at Delaware Colleges to eliminate baseline assessments in English and Math was one big dog and pony show to display in the Newspapers. Rep. Jaques and Sen. Sokola bought into it (or were in on it). Now, the State isn’t even going to give it, only the SAT! ha ha ha ha ha
This is why people can’t stand politicians. They speak from both sides of their mouths and every promise made is eventually taken away once they get their way. What a spoiled brat our Governor is.
That was at the height of the opt-out movement. I called it as a sham then. The Governor, Jaques and Sokola did many things during that timeframe, including Delaware’s version of Assessment Inventory, Senate Joint Resolution #2.
I just recall hearing teachers say how wonderful it was that the SBA would eliminate placement testing for their children. I tried to tell them, it was a lie and all for show and anti- HB50 rhetoric and posturing. They didn’t believe me and rolled their eyes. I hate to say, I told you so. But… 😉
I know exactly where this is heading, and I will be writing about this (again) very soon.