Delaware high school seniors are having or had their high school graduations. Congrats to all of you! I hope you all have bright futures ahead of you. This class also has something very significant that the next generation of high school graduates won’t be able to say.
The Class of 2018 is the last graduating class that did not have to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment. You were spared! The test came out in the Spring of 2015 for students in 3rd grade to 8th grade. The high school juniors in 2015 had to take the state assessment but after that it was eliminated in favor of the SAT. Unless you skipped a grade, you did not have to take this abominable horror.
All future graduating classes in Delaware will have taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment up until at least the class of 2027 if the test were eradicated today. Unless they were opted out! They are the lucky ones! Sadly, you all were victim to the Common Core state standards. None of you can escape that.
But good luck in your future endeavors and remember- you are the key to the future!