It's worse than we thought.
We were wrong.
NYSUT warned SED that this year’s Grades 3-8 standardized testing would be as bad as ever, and that the advent of computer-based testing would not help. Well, we were wrong; the ELA tests in April were even worse than we predicted. Thanks to hundreds of stories shared by NYSUT members, we know that test questions were inappropriate, the exams went on too long, the new technology broke down and children suffered horribly.
The Grades 3-8 math tests begin today. We need you to again share your experiences observing the ill-conceived, illogical and inappropriate testing regimen that the state has imposed on our students.
At the MAC you can click on the "Send Email to Commissioner and Regents" button to create an email to all of them, or click on individual email addresses to send to your regional representatives. Use your own words — this is YOUR story!
April’s disastrous ELA testing was even worse than we all anticipated, with ongoing concerns about the benchmarks and developmental appropriateness of the tests only exacerbated by technical breakdowns. The exams left children frustrated and teachers angry that their warnings were ignored. Please help us continue to work for sane testing regimens in New York. Share your stories today!
P.S.:"Don't wait! Please tell your stories today!"