I had common core field test questions last year. Students were asked to solve quadratics by completing the square. Since I didn't cover it last year the questions will look down right impossible.
On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Evan Romer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The thought I had on reading this was: how can they give field test > questions in the fall? The students haven't been taught the whole > curriculum yet, so how can the field test results be valid? A Pythagorean > Theorem question may field test as a very hard question simply because the > students haven't learned that topic yet. > > I suspect that the answer is that they need to have Common Core questions > for the April 2013 assessments, and they don't have enough questions > field-tested yet, so by God we're going to field test them even though the > results won't be valid. > > Evan Romer > Susquehanna Valley HS > Conklin NY > > On Oct 14, 2012, at 7:03PM, Roberta M. Eisenberg wrote: > > > > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/education/dear-teacher-johnny-isnt-sick-hes-just-boycotting-the-test.html?nl=nyregion&emc=edit_ur_20121014&pagewanted=all > > >