A reader shares her experience grading tests.
I am not a teacher, but I admire them. I attended public schools in CA in the 1950s. Our class size was around the 20′s. We were integrated. We did fine. I am absolutely opposed to standardized tests. I used to grade the old TX TAAS tests. I heard the comments about “Ghetto children.” I’ve worked for 2 testing companies and they cheat like Lance Armstrong. No randomized sample selection, they falsify data, they increase one portion of the data (minority data) without increasing the whole sample size. And, no one monitors them. They are accountable to no one. No one checks their data or their test results. These are the tests you are teaching to. These are the tests they are closing schools for. These are the tests they are eliminating Arts programs for. (pls. pardon my hanging preps)