Friday, May 11, 2012

Would Texas school trustees pass the STARR test?

How many Texas school board Trustees would pass the high-stakes STARR test or a similar test?  

How many successful school superintendents, state board of education members, school administrators, politicians, Mayors, members of Congress, members of city councils, legislators would fail?  

It is an interesting thought.  Maybe there should be a test for politicians and public officials who impose such tests on children.

Those who label children and schools as failures because of one high-stakes test might fail the same test. Still, they consider themselves to be successful citizens.

From The Answer Sheet - by Valerie Strauss - Washington Post - May 10, 2012 - Click Here

Student video: How high-stakes tests affect kids

"In the video seven students are featured who are outstanding achievers academically but who failed the FCAT on their first try. The students, who had excelled in honors and Advanced Placement courses, were placed in remedial reading classes, according to Stanley, because of their poor showing on the FCAT. Also in the video is Orange County School Board member Rick Roach, the man who decided to take a test similar to the FCAT last year to see why so many excellent students were flunking."