"I don’t understand the purpose of giving such a lengthy test to seventh graders. It doesn’t seem developmentally appropriate and I don’t see who it benefits."
"I have taught for 24 years, mostly in third grade. What I experienced a few weeks ago during the ELA testing was abhorrent."
"This is a ridiculous expectation. They are not developmentally ready for that kind of rigor. Many adults aren’t!"
New York’s flawed and unfair testing system is failing students. Instead of correcting the tests, the State is creating a climate where school administrators are attempting to intimidate parents into forcing their children to take these tests, or isolating children who refuse to take them.
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New York State’s 3-8 grade tests are failing our kids! I stand with teachers and parents who demand that we fix these broken, unfair tests. Learn more at: CorrectTheTests.org #CorrectTheTests