Could you or anyone tell me if you have ever heard of offering Int algebra, geometry or alg 2 trig, in a 75 minute block schedule for half of the year..opinions are welcome.we are doing it and it is frightening to think that I must cover all of the curriculum in half the year..thx BW
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Evan Romer Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 6:22 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn't Sick. He's Just Boycotting the Test. - NYTimes.com
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: