I put this out to the listserve last year as unfair.


I received very few responses, only one if memory serves.



It is an injustice.  Math always seems to take a back seat to Reading/Literacy/ELA.  Maybe we need more names for math so it will sound just as important!



Lynn Prehn

Galway Central Schools


From: owner-nysmsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:owner-nysmsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Peter Mechalke
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 9:58 AM
To: nysmsmath@mathforum.org; Caryl Lorandini; nyselmath@mathforum.org; nyscollmath@mathforum.org; nysmhs@mathforum.org
Subject: Order of State Tests 3-8


Hello, I just wanted to put this bug out there and hope people would support me on it.  I feel strongly that if NYS is going to test Math & ELA in consecutive weeks that they should vary the weeks, and math should be first next year.  I know some kids did less than their best today because they were just really tired of testing.  I am going to write this in the comments section of the “what did you think of the tests” survey we get each year, and I hope you all will too.  Thanks Pete Mechalke Trumansburg Middle School