Have you seen the memo from SED about giving Field Tests to grades 3-8 in both ELA and math on May 4th of this year?
That's real convenient as they take the ELA tests the previous week and then take our math assessments a day or two after the field tests. What are they thinking? They couldn't have waited 1 more week so all the high stakes exams that measure AYP are out of the way?
I suspect that there will be a noticeable drop statewide among achievement compared to ELA results the week prior when the kids are fresh and have not already completed two strenuous tests immediately beforehand.
Does anyone else see this as a little unreasonable?
Lynn Prehn AIS Math 6 - 8 Department Chair Galway Central School
________________________________ From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Angela Samul Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:48 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents
The headline in today's Buffalo News was "Elimination of Regents tests called unlikely."
Here's the link for anyone who wants to see the full article.
--- On Tue, 3/9/10, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Subject: RE: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: "Judith Kapp" <email@example.com> Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 1:23 PM According to this morning's Utica Observer-Dispatch
" While the Board of Regents met Monday to discuss this matter, officials with the state Education Department said no decisions were made and no time line has been set to make a decision. They did not respond to further questions."
The line that scares me the most is that they want to eliminate Jan and Aug exams. Picture your students who try over and over to get that minimum score on the IA exam. Now they have to wait a whole year to try and pass again. Not a great plan! Our lives are going to be miserable b/c of this one line!! Liz Waite >