If my child is going to sit for 500 minutes to take a test there better be a good reason. To date, I have not heard of any.

 

What we know:

 

-The results are given in 6 months.

 

-We can never see the test.

 

-We are told every answer is “plausible”.

 

-We are told the text is above grade level.

 

-Only15% of ELA standards are tested. Writing, listening & speaking are left out.

 

-Field test questions are on the test.

 

-Prepping for this test has taken a month (or more) out of our children’s education and fractured a love of learning.

 

-There is no proof that this is a measure of college/career readiness.

 

-We are not preparing them to become “good” test takers, because this is the only 500 minute test they will ever take (regardless of college/career).

 

-We love our children and when we hear so many say something is wrong, we need to know what our children are about to be exposed to.

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