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How Many Did Your District Have?

August 21, 2013

A reader asked me over the weekend if I had heard of other districts having to account for testing materials. The funny thing is that I hadn’t four days ago, but for the last couple of days – until the Independent Report came out – I couldn’t stop hearing about it. Some districts were being told they had 40, 50, 100 or even 200 items missing. Then they were being told that all was well, even though no action had been taken.

Here’s the short of it: districts are being asked to account for unreturned testing materials, mostly for OMAAP tests (modified assessments for special needs students). Somehow, though, the districts had received scores for the so-called missing items.

These are the same people who caused the testing glitch. These are the same people who scored all our state assessments. These are the same people releasing final testing data to districts Friday.

How’s that make you feel?

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  1. Charlotte Estep
    August 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Companies that sell tests are only concerned with the bottom line. If the tests can prove the school, students, teachers are falling below some other outside agency’s level of competency, the first company will make more money when it creates more tests. It is a circle with learning and education on the outside not the center of the process.

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  2. VRW
    August 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    And these are the same people who have been awarded the contract for more testing!

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