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ust Boycotting the Test. - NYTimes.com

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michelle Van Etten

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Re: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn’t Sick. He’s Just B
oycotting the Test. - NYTimes.com

Posted: Oct 16, 2012 9:55 AM
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I had common core field test questions last year. Students were asked to
solve quadratics by completing the square. Since I didn't cover it last
year the questions will look down right impossible.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Evan Romer <evanromer@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
>
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>
> 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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