In my conversation it was indicated it wasn't an embedded question, but I was surprised that I was told either way. Gene
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:35 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: 7th grade math assessment
Is it possible that this one one of the embedded field test questions?
-----Original Message----- From: Evan Romer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: nyshsmath <email@example.com> Sent: Thu, May 3, 2012 10:27 am Subject: 7th grade math assessment
The teachers in my district have a concern about one of the items
on the 7th grade math assessment: we feel the question is not aligned to
the 7th grade curriculum. We feel that the item should be withdrawn.
We think this is not a judgment call or a matter of interpretation -- it's
just not in the 7th grade standards, nor is it in the standards for
grades K-6. When we called SED, they defended the question,
but their reasons are not persuasive -- at all. The performance
indicator that Pearson assigned to this item simply does not match
the content of the question.
When we called SED, we were told that only a few districts have
expressed a concern about this item. If you feel that there is an
item which does not align with the standards, I encourage you
to contact APDA at 518-474-5902. You don't need to get into
a long discussion with them, just make your concern clear.
(I can't be any more specific because it's a secure test and