J757622762@cs.com Sent by: email@example.com 11/13/2007 09:20 PM Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Subject RE: Algebra Sampler
And now we know, thank you. That's what the test will look like.
And as far as the "we expect teachers to teach a good course" nonsense, they know full well that schools, principals, and teachers will be evaluated on the test results, both passing rates and actual scores.
So we get 89 indicators with no curriculum, and the only way to go for high scores is to teach to the indicators, and the ones that matter are the ones on the test... Good course? Please. Mile wide and an inch deep, because we have no other choice. It is a mistake to allow these people to design high stakes tests.
Jonathan Halabi HS of American Studies the Bronx
Evan Romer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I asked John Svendsen about this, and he forwarded my question to Therese Gigliotti at OSA, who sent me the following reply. It's a "sample test."
We are expecting teachers to teach a good course, not teach to the test. -Therese Gigliotti