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Re: WASL rumor
- Subject: Re: WASL rumor
- From: Juanita Doyon <Jedoyon@AOL.COM>
- Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 21:10:12 EST
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
- Sender: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
In a message dated 2/19/02 1:45:40 PM Pacific Standard Time, erwin@MORTON.NET
> Is it asserted that Research (with a capital R) Proves
> (or perhaps that 9 out of 10 mathematicians agree?)
> that the most important ingredient in math is
> phonemic awareness?
uh, yeah! We want our kids to think on a higher level for the 21st century,
The GAL (hate that term, so it suits her perfectly) that I was "debating"
last week kept saying, "The WASL does test basics!" when I was saying that
the 4th grade WASL tests upper level thinking skills, so our kids are missing
the basics and staring at the test and crying. Actually, I think the basic
computation section did increase, whereas the merrykrayletchteaurnow
questions decreased for 4th grade last year.
Row, row, row your math; never master a thing.... throw your teacher to the
wolves because your WASLs (scores) stink.
Okay it's not so poetic, but the syllable count is right-- almost.
The mall was teaming with out-for-mid-winter-break youth today-- such a wise
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