Archive for August 19th, 2005

19th August

First Published in The New York Sun, August 19, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Last week, I discussed the waste and inconvenience caused by the duplicate testing of some children in New York City, necessitated by the bureaucratic incompetence of state education officials. Because the state will administer its standardized tests beginning in January, and won’t return the results to the city before late summer, students in three grades will have to take much the same test twice. This is causing unhappiness among students, parents, and teachers.

This is not the only problem with the testing programs run by New York’s State Education Department. There is a list of mistakes and problems that has been well documented. So it isn’t surprising that state educrats would need eight months to grade examination papers. (more…)

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