Saturday, April 20, 2013

NYS testing week disasters.

After week one of the New York State Assessments we have witnessed that year two of the NYSED-Pearson marriage is not much better than last year.  This year's educational experiment with the Common Core has had more than its share of problems.  We could get a good laugh from these follies if NYSED and Pearson were not harming our children.

Here are some stories about this week's testing:

DAY 2 ELA disaster examples. From yours truly.

NY/Pearson ELA epic fail.  From NYC Public School parents.

DAY 3 ELA problems.    Me again.

As if our children need more commercialization in their lives. Should we start calling the Common Core State Standards the "Corporate Commercial State Standards"?
Product placement in our children's exams.

And we have bridge to sell, as well

This Test Brought To You By....


If schools buy Pearson workbooks, your students will excel at Pearson's State Assessments

An 8th grader's brilliant parody of an NYS Assessment.

5th grader: " I don't want to a test slave"

6 insulting things NYSED keeps repeating.

An Open Letter to NY Ed Commish King. Thank you.

A parent wonders why there are "so many hours for testing?"

NYSED Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch shows she is out of touch: "I would be so bold as to say they were better than most people expected them to be"

How a New York student feels about the State Assessments.