Outside Factors Affecting Testing: Is It Fair to Students?

Its amazing how brilliant the media and school officials can be when it comes to common sense.  According to this article, a Michigan newspaper released two topics on the writing portion of the state tests given to students after a reporter came into a classroom during testing.  The fifth and sixth grade students will be forced to retake that portion of the writing test with a new form.  It is amazing how outside forces can affect the lives of students.  It isn’t fair to those students who would done pretty well on the exams and probably burnt out on testing.  I understand why the state department wants to retest to keep things standardized, but it just doesn’t seem fair.

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2 Responses to “Outside Factors Affecting Testing: Is It Fair to Students?”

  1. I agree. It isn’t the student’s problem that information is out there. I noticed in the article the reference to NCLB and the requirements there that made it necessary to do this. A shame.

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