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Rachel Rich: Everything You Need to Know about the /%#£€%+ Test

on May 25, 2016

Inappropriate tests. Inappropriate educationally, developmentally, psychologically.
The purpose is not to tell us anything about what the children should be learning and have learned. The purpose is to punish schools, punish teachers, and sell more tests, more test-prep materials, more software, etc, all in the name of profits for the education-industrial complex.

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Rachel Rich is a retired English teacher who has taken a deep interest in standardized testing. She wrote the following review of one of the two federally subsidized tests. Normally, I would tell you which test she has analyzed, but I have recently become acutely aware that the testing corporations hire security agencies to scan the Internet, looking for blogs and tweets that dare to mention their name. If you mention their name, the testing corporation goes to the Internet Service Provider and complains that you violated their copyright. The ISP then deletes your post or tweet. So I won’t tell you which national test she is writing about. I will just give you a hint: it is not the one that is CCRAP spelled backwards. It is the other one. (Let’s see if they miss this one.)

Rachel Rich writes:

S——r B—–ed Exposed

The online Third Grade SB Practice…

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2 responses to “Rachel Rich: Everything You Need to Know about the /%#£€%+ Test

  1. zorbear says:

    The fact that they can get away with all the secrecy surrounding the testing they put children through (possibly as a way to avoid being criticized for their numerous mistakes?) makes my brain hurt and my eyes go all sqiggly. This is the exact opposite of what kids need to be learning, IMHO…

    • Zorba says:

      The results of any reasonable test given to kids, including the questions and which ones they got wrong or right, should be available after the test is given to everyone.
      How else can kids learn from their mistakes? How else can teachers help them learn? This is part of education.
      But as we all know, actual education isn’t the point of all this standardized testing. 😦

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