Delaware Governor Markell puts Smarter Balanced test results on lock-down

Kilroy’s DE DOE mouse says, Governor Markell told Coach Murphy not to release the Smarter Balance Assessment test results.

Why is the governor calling the shots on releasing state student testing results ? 

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5 responses to “Delaware Governor Markell puts Smarter Balanced test results on lock-down

  1. Not to go all “in defense of the DOE”, but the September release date was announced by the state of Washington a few weeks before the presentation at the State Board of Education meeting. According to Schwinn and friends at that meeting, it was because of the grading of the “paper” part of the test. Unless all the Governors as part of the Consortium put it off. I think the scores are going to really suck and opt-out numbers will be higher than anyone thought they would be. That’s when we will get “it’s only the first year, and we’re working out the bugs, yada yada yada….”

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    • lastDEconservative

      “That’s when we will get “it’s only the first year, and we’re working out the bugs, yada yada yada….” ”

      Perish the thought! The leviathan has never tried that technique with the initial failure of the highly touted and oversold next next-big-thing before! Or have they … ? Hmmmm.

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  2. A while back at one of Red Clay’s “parent information” type meetings held to tout Common Core and SBAC, I specifically asked how long it would take to grade the tests, written responses and all. I was told “2-3 weeks.” But that was then, this is now.

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  3. I haven’t yet… but let us check the other 18 states to see when their scores pop up….

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  4. Do we have accountability yet?

    Parents were stunned when they heard in April that Worrell-Breeden had died, unsettled again when officials said the English test scores were being invalidated. But it would be months before they learned the whole truth, parents said.

    Worrell-Breeden was seen leaping onto a Harlem subway track on April 17, police said. Her death eight days later was ruled a suicide.

    The day she jumped, someone told Education Department investigators that Worrell-Breeden had confided she forged answers on multiple third-graders’ April 14 exams because the children hadn’t finished them, according to a department memo released Monday.

    Apart from the tragic suicide, the path that led there was high-stakes testing, and third graders who couldn’t finish the test. Do we need to ask which test it was?

    Third graders.

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