Tests for 8 year olds longer than the SAT?

If it takes 6 days- a total of 7 hours (9 hours if a child has an IEP) for a test to determine what my 8 year old knows about reading and math, I’m going to call bullshit.

It doesn’t take that long to assess a child’s knowledge.

So, what are these tests actually testing?

-how long a child can sit down and sustain focus on boring, convoluted and poorly written test questions?

-how an 8 year old can determine what’s the ‘most correct’ answer- and there will be other answers that are ‘plausibly correct’?

-field test questions that Pearson wants to try out?

ALL OF THE ABOVE.

No thanks. My family has made the choice to opt our child out of high stakes testing. You can too!

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