This year the exams are also untimed. How long did it take your child or students to complete the questions?
It was nearly four years ago, on April 18 when I first learned from a comment on our blog about the absurd Pineapple passage on the 2012 ELA exam.
After I did a little research and blogged about this passage the next day, the story of the race between a Hare and a Pineapple with no sleeves quickly blew up into a national scandal. To this day, the Pineapple has endured as emblematic of the lack of accountability on the part of the test-makers and policymakers, who insist on using these exams to rate schools, students and teachers.
Please also note below if you have info about the opt-out rates at your schools. Already we have received reports of high rates in some Rochester-area districts and at PS 261 in Brooklyn.