OMG, just read this article! You won't believe it!
This is another good reason why I keep homeschooling.
This article came from The Ledger
Upset by FCAT Rules? The Ledger Wants to Hear From You
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.
The writer of a letter to the editor Tuesday raised an interesting complaint about how the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is administered. In an emergency situation – fire, tornado, etc. - teachers are instructed to secure the tests first before taking action to protect themselves or students.
We’ve previously heard many complaints about FCAT rules that teachers said seemed silly or even counterproductive.
Now, we’re giving you a chance to sound off. If you are a teacher, administrator or other person who went through training and administered the FCAT during the past two weeks, let us know about any rules you found aggravating, pointless or worse.
Please, limit your complaints to the rules and regulations involved in giving the tests, not other problems you see with the FCAT or with personnel. We will withhold your identity. We will work to verify that the rules complained about are accurately described.
Contact reporter Jeremy Maready at Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-802-7592 by noon Thursday.
Really? The tests are more important than that of a child? I would hope this is something that has been taken out of context, but I bet it isn't. I know those stupid tests are like gold to them. So glad my youngest doesn't have to deal with that any more. Thank goodness my older dd doesn't have to take the FCAT in her Junior and Senior years.