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 We feel that the item should be withdrawn.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.)