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There are a lot of teachers standing up who are not so confident in the assessment program. The idea that the achievement of the standards needs to be externally assessed every year is one that a lot of us question; and Bellwether’s insiders’ surveys consistently show increasing doubt about the progress being made. Those in charge of the project need to act fast to gain anew the confidence of the education community, for the latter are precisely the people who could prove to be either the test-makers’ most important supporters or their bane if we arrive at a situation where a large number of states are on the verge of withdrawal — and we seem to be getting closer to that point all the time.
In New York, it might be hard to get that confidence when the state approaches a 10 year old while he is in the hospital to take the state test of material that he and his classmates weren’t taught so that the state can meet federal guidelines with collecting test data to evaluate teachers.
Must make the kid take that test to ensure the teachers aren’t slacking off.