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Topic: 7th grade math assessment
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From: Broome County
Registered: 10/3/11
RE: 7th grade math assessment
Posted: May 3, 2012 10:49 AM
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In my conversation it was indicated it wasn't an embedded question, but I was surprised that I was told either way.
Gene

From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of msedfun@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:35 AM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: Re: 7th grade math assessment

Is it possible that this one one of the embedded field test questions?

Tzippy


-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Romer <eromer@echoes.net>
To: nyshsmath <nyshsmath@mathforum.org>
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 We feel that the item should be withdrawn.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




we can't discuss actual item content publicly.)








Evan Romer




Susquehanna Valley CSD




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