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New York Officials Find Another Bad Test Question

New York education officials are throwing out a question on a state standardized test — the fourth time in a month the state has had to do so, according to the New York Times‘ Schoolbook blog. This time it’s a math question above above the heads of fifth graders that’s causing the problem. To solve […]

Feedback Loop: The Hare And The Pineapple

Monday’s post about New York’s education department officials throwing out the now-infamous “The Hare and the Pineapple” section of its statewide reading was a lesson in reading comprehension itself. Readers disagreed on whether the section of the test was fair or not. Alejandro Roggio thought the passage and questions were fine:

New York Pulls “The Hare and the Pineapple” From State Reading Test

The New York education department took the unusual step of releasing a state reading test section last week after Internet buzz about the confusing passage and questions built to a roar. The passage was called the “Hare and the Pineapple,” and was authored by children’s author Daniel Pinkwater. Typically test questions are not released to […]

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