Like a record with a skip, that keeps playing the same song over and over again, the Delaware Department of Education continues to praise traditional district schools and charter schools that are known to have very small populations of low-income students. They can try to celebrate the “growth” and “gains” on this test, but until I get verification on what their cut scores were for both last year and this year, it is pointless to see any type of gain or growth. We already know students don’t receive all the same items on this test so it’s viability is already out the window.
This Department is so out of touch with reality I don’t think they could turn it around even if they tried. They are so embedded in the false ideologies and agendas that seek to destroy public education they don’t seem to be able to see the reality behind it all. They are blinded by their own power. It is, in some respects, very sad to see. We are a small state, which should work in our favor. Instead, we have our schools, students, educators, parents, and tax-paying citizens suffering from a state Department that thrives on rigor and accountability. They are supported by a Governor that is not influenced by these agendas, but helped to create them. I eagerly await major changes and for those who have the power to change things to wake up from this long nightmare. I urge parents to opt out of this horrible test and keep their children far away from it.