The chilly breeze was turning our faces pink and the dog was barking, sniffing, and leaving his mark. As often happens this time of year, our conversation turned to standardized testing.
My son is in sixth grade now, refused in third, took it in fourth and fifth. (He is refusing it this year.) Our conversation included my rants about Pearson and his questioning why everyone doesn’t just refuse it.
Why can’t adults think like kids?! Highlight from my son’s mouth:
“No one really thought [PARCC] through. I mean they didn’t even think about what the name says spelled backwards.”