Before you read the resolution check this sample Common Core 1st Grade Question. I still can't figure out the answer. My first choice was none of the above since I didn't see 8+6. Can 10 + 4 be the right answer? Makes no sense to me. Give this test to the state legislature and the Regents.
"Here is a Common Core 1st grade math question from Pearson Education. You tell me how well Common Core is working. Remember brain research says that abstract thinking does not begin until age 12. What is a 6 year old going to do with this?"How about a 69 year old?
READ THE Mills TA RESOLUTION:
RESOLUTION TO BOYCOTT NEW YORK STATE GRADES 3-8 ASSESSMENTSIt's a busy posting day today. In between taking my first Zumba class and priming the Rockaway Theatre Company set for our upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," there is a bunch of stuff coming. But where are you going to go today in the snow?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
WHEREAS, the New York State Grades 3-8 assessments have proven to be sub-standard, unreliable measurements of student achievement and learning; and
WHEREAS, the New York State Grades 3-8 assessments require unreasonable amounts of testing time (700 minutes each spring), not reflective of best practice pedagogy; and
WHEREAS, the New York State Grades 3-8 assessments interrupt valuable instruction/learning time which can never be replaced or retrieved; and
WHEREAS, the New York State Grades 3-8 assessment contents are not reviewable to use as a guides or supplements to instruction; and
WHEREAS, the New York State Grades 3-8 assessments require the excessive expenditure of tax dollars without providing commensurate educational value, quality test construction, content or design;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the New York Mills Teachers Association calls upon the President of the New York State United Teachers, Richard Iannuzzi, to lead the NYSUT membership in a statewide boycott of the Spring 2014 New York State Grades 3-8 assessments.