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Topic: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn’t Sick. He’s J
ust Boycotting the Test. - NYTimes.com

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Evan Romer

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Re: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn’t Sick. He’s J
ust Boycotting the Test. - NYTimes.com

Posted: Oct 15, 2012 6:22 PM
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The thought I had on reading this was: how can they give field test
questions in the fall? The students haven't been taught the whole
curriculum yet, so how can the field test results be valid? A
Pythagorean Theorem question may field test as a very hard question
simply because the students haven't learned that topic yet.

I suspect that the answer is that they need to have Common Core
questions for the April 2013 assessments, and they don't have enough
questions field-tested yet, so by God we're going to field test them
even though the results won't be valid.

Evan Romer
Susquehanna Valley HS
Conklin NY

On Oct 14, 2012, at 7:03PM, Roberta M. Eisenberg wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/education/dear-teacher-johnny-isnt-sick-hes-just-boycotting-the-test.html?nl=nyregion&emc=edit_ur_20121014&pagewanted=all

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