Thanks to Delaware Deep Throat for getting me pieces of the puzzle called the Smarter Balanced Toolkit. I don’t think I have it all yet, but we are on the right track. Below you will find a copy of the parent report and the lingo that will be in it. I love how they pin it on teachers on the very first page!
Developed with input from Delaware K–12 teachers, higher education faculty, and other experts.
And then we have the FAQs they want parents to ASK teachers. Hey parents, don’t ask the teachers. They have enough on their plate already. Call the Delaware Department of Education. The phone number for the Office of Assessment is (302) 857-3391. The Interim Director is Dr. Carolyn Lazar. She should be able to answer the billion questions you will have about this farce of an assessment!
While that may seem a bit unfair, keep in mind the teacher who gave the assessment most likely isn’t the same teacher your child had when they took the assessment. Furthermore, the teachers don’t get to keep the questions and they don’t even know what any student answered. The DOE might know! Ask them! And if they don’t know, try Governor Markell. Ask him about the data on how many students got question #10 wrong. That will keep him busy!