Please remember that field test questions are supposed to be 'secure'. So even though you may have noticed the question, you really weren't supposed to look at them at all...so be careful! Liz
Elizabeth Waite AMTNYS Vice-President
-----Original Message----- From: Michelle VanEtten <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: nyshsmath <email@example.com> Sent: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 9:56 am Subject: Re: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn?t Sick. He?s Just Boycotting the Test. - NYTimes.com
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: