See? These tests are nothing but bull sh\t…
This teacher just missed her goal by one person. Obviously her score was too high, so arbitrarily enough students were failed to drop the score to below her agreed-to goal…. All 12 got an 86 which marked the bottom of proficient. Yet 5 passed, 7 failed. And ironically, most of those students who skipped class, were given the passing grades over those who had perfect attendance all year long.
These tests are nothing but bull sh\t….
Delaware has to get rid of its Smart Balanced and maintain the DCAS until other states give us the green light that Smarter Balanced is OK.
By being first, Markell is the acting cheerleader for the entire Common Core. Us Delawareans are in the unfortunate circumstance of having to go along with the cheerleader’s point of view, where other governors who did not get picked to drive up the enthusiasm levels, are able to look with an honest eye, and are in unison, saying…. “unh, unh… No way….”
Delaware’s Legislators must investigate for themselves what is in the Smarter Balanced Assessments…. Delaware’s Legislators themselves must visit teachers, away from DOE handlers…. (ie, meet privately) and simply ask… “Which is better for our kids… The Smarter Balanced Assessment? or the DCAS?”
It appears the following sources cannot be trusted to tell the truth about what is happening to our children…. Jack Markell, Mark Murphy, staff of DOE, Dave Sokola, Darryl Scott, Frederika Jenner, Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Rodel, And that is sad. But they are marketers… and that is what marketers… do.
I’m not saying I’m right or wrong about this.. I’m saying Delaware’s children deserve only the best and to get that, every legislator owes it to their district’s children, and parents, to get this right….
If I am right, and after 12 years of schooling our children come out of this educational circus dumb as rocks,…. going forward solely based on trust being placed in this administration, will cause our state huge future problems we wouldn’t otherwise have, for decades to come.