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Evan Romer

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From: Conklin Ny
Registered: 2/14/10
7th grade math assessment
Posted: May 3, 2012 10:19 AM
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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 We feel that the item should be withdrawn.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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