Wednesday, April 21, 2004

CTB-Reading Test Might Need to Be Re-administered

My students came in buzzing about a report on NY1 TV last night that students might have to take the CTB-Reading test again. I went to the website for details; the report applied only to the third grade test, which included many items that were identical to last year's test. Nevertheless, it seems likely to me that if the powers that be decide to re-do the test, they will find themselves re-doing tests at many grade levels, with a large number of children, despite Bloomberg's assurances that it affects just a "handful" of students. Even I recognized reading passages on this year's sixth grade test that were also on last year's test, and I have never read either year's test closely! How many articles on bonsai trees can there be?

Administering a test like this a second time is complex. Is another, comparable, field-tested exam available? What will it cost the city (if anything)? How soon can it be ready? How soon can it be scored, and how will a new timetable affect the Bloomberg administration's 3rd grade holdover policy? Will they make only some students repeat the test, or all students? If they only make some students repeat it, how will they determine which students must re-take?

1 Comments:

Blogger gfutfy said...

You said you will love me wow gold the whole life, but you marry her. You said Cheap WoW Gold you will wow power leveling,come to marry me, but this will not be carried out forever.WoW Gold I am trying my best to forget you and do not love you anymore. wow leveling But I failed and I still love you. Maybe wow leveling she needs you more compared wow leveling with me. So I tell you that world of warcraft power leveling you should love world of warcraft power leveling her and take good world of warcraft leveling care of her. You said I was so kind.world of warcraft leveling Yes, because I love you,world of warcraft leveling I hope you will be happy forever.

2:44 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home