Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Buck Stops Here

The professionals who adminster high-stakes tests to NY State kids like mine, apparently, cannot be bothered to check their own work. A bunch of test papers labeled responses with letters F, G, H and J, left students with options A, B, C, or D, sent out a message for teachers to make announcements, and hoped for the best.

I'm embarrassed when I make minor errors on tests, but the folks who write these tests are (supposeedly) professionals. A spokesperson for the State Education Department emphatically asserted it was not his fault.

That ought to be good enough for anyone.
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