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

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bill wickes

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RE: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn't Sick. He's Just Boycotting
the Test. -

Posted: Oct 25, 2012 4:12 PM
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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

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Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Dear Teacher, Johnny Isn't Sick. He's Just Boycotting the Test.

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

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