Today I received a call...
by Tikeila J. Rucker
Today I received a call from the nurse at Ayden's school.
Mrs. R, Ayden is in the office he's crying and complaining of a
headache. Would you like to speak with him to calm him down.
Me: Hey Man, what's the matter, why are you crying?
Ayden: My head is hurting really bad.
Me: Why is your head hurting?
Ayden: I was taking the Case 21 Test and I was doing my best but these weren't 3rd grade questions. They were too advanced.
Me: Did you use you concentrating tablet (chewing gum)?
Ayden: Yes, but it didn't help
Me: Do you want to finish the test?
Me: I'm on my way...
Pull up---> I need an Opt Out form for all district/state mandated test.
Principal: We don't have Opt Out forms this year, this is a new test.
Me: Ok, great is this test aligned with the information that he has been taught up to this point.
Principal: Yes, but it also have information he's going to learn this year.
Aww Ok, well I need to REFUSE this test and any other district/state
mandated test. (My thoughts....If the test that the district/state are
requiring the students to take is not being used to accurately assess
what the children are being taught, why are they taking them?)--->#P3 #PipelinetoPrison
Principal: I will check on that.
Me: Thanks, will you call me with your findings at ...-....
(Ring, Ring) Mrs. R, you may Opt Out of all tests, but if he doesn't
take the Gateway Reading Test he won't be promoted to 4th grade.
Me: Thanks. He will participate in the Gateway Reading Test.
MS K-3 there is only 1 test that the students take that will determine
whether they've learned what they need to be promoted to the next grade
and that is the Gateway Reading Test.
#refusetherestofthetest #time2teach #stopthelabels #morethanascore