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Topic: 7th grade math assessment
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Sharon

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Re: 7th grade math assessment
Posted: May 3, 2012 10:34 AM
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Is it possible that this one one of the embedded field test questions?

Tzippy





-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Romer <eromer@echoes.net>
To: nyshsmath <nyshsmath@mathforum.org>
Sent: Thu, May 3, 2012 10:27 am
Subject: 7th grade math assessment


The teachers in my district have a concern about one of the items

on the 7th grade math assessment: we feel the question is not aligned to

the 7th grade curriculum. We feel that the item should be withdrawn.



We think this is not a judgment call or a matter of interpretation -- it's

just not in the 7th grade standards, nor is it in the standards for

grades K-6. When we called SED, they defended the question,

but their reasons are not persuasive -- at all. The performance

indicator that Pearson assigned to this item simply does not match

the content of the question.



When we called SED, we were told that only a few districts have

expressed a concern about this item. If you feel that there is an

item which does not align with the standards, I encourage you

to contact APDA at 518-474-5902. You don't need to get into

a long discussion with them, just make your concern clear.



(I can't be any more specific because it's a secure test and

we can't discuss actual item content publicly.)



Evan Romer

Susquehanna Valley CSD

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