Kids have been field-testing new Common Core exams — and parents have been trying practice tests posted online. The verdict: The new tests are much harder — partly because of poorly worded questions...These tests will be a core-tastrophe. You read it here first.
If these are the test questions they’re sharing with the public, “what are they doing in the privacy of my daughter’s test?” asks Lloyd.
Natalie Wexler, a writing tutor at a high-poverty D.C. high school, took the PARCC English Language Arts practice test for 10th-graders. A number of questions were confusing, unrealistically difficult, or just plain wrong,” she writes.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
I'm Not The Only One
Remember this post, in which I criticized the practice Smarter Balanced test that California students will be taking next year? I'm not the only one who has problems with the test questions: