New York’s 3-8 grade students took flawed state tests this spring, and on Friday, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) demanded the state’s Board of Regents members personally review the State’s English language arts and math tests. The Common Core-aligned tests were developed by the for-profit company Pearson at a cost to the state of $32 million. Although a gag order prevents teachers from revealing test contents, reports leaked to the media claim the tests contain obscure vocabulary words and questions that are several grade levels above students’ actual grades.
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