Written explanation, not right answer needed
on ore test.
From: "Bob & Barbara Tennison"
To: "Lauren Scheffers"
Subject: Response: Illinois CIM/CAM Prairie State Test
Date sent: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:57:22 -0800
At our last school board meeting (2/1/98), each of our school principals
made a point of telling the school board that teachers in their classrooms
had spent the past week (s) preparing the students for the Oregon Statewide
Assessment and the students had taken "pre" tests. Of course they are
teaching to the test, after all we must have high test scores to show these
programs are successful. Oregon's tests are 9 hours long, are given over
several days and replaces the Standford Achievement Test. go figure.
Just a side note, my 11th grade son still does not have a TRADITIONAL math
class, nor has he had an English Grammar class since he left the elementary
school but with enough pre testing and practice he should do well on the new
dumbed down test.
A 10th grade student who took the Oregon Statewide Math Assessment last week
said there were 3 math problems (all IMP math), the students had to choose
one of the 3, work the math, the correct answer wasn't necessary as long as
the student could tell the teacher in writing how she got to the answer she
gave. And this is a world class standard. I don't think so.