Re: Punishment for short essays on AIMS test...
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- Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 10:09:03 -0700
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Oh yeah? 4th graders on the WASL have to fill out something like 3 or 4
hand written pages worth of essay based on a two line prompt in the form
of You are or walk by a XXXXXXXX or YYYYY happens.
Write 4 pages about what happens next.
Any comments on how fair a question like that is?
Behalf Of Sue Allison
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 5:53 AM
Subject: [arn-l] Punishment for short essays on AIMS test...
Too short essay gets boy in trouble
Punishment tied to his AIMS test
The Arizona Republic
May. 8, 2003 12:00 AM
A fifth-grade teacher punished four pupils last week because they didn't
write a long-enough essay on their AIMS tests, the father of one of the
Joseph Estrada, 11, and three of his Cheyenne Elementary School classmates
weren't allowed to watch a movie or play outside late last week after they
turned in short essays on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards test,
Daniel Estrada said.
He said that, as far as he knows, Joseph wasn't being disruptive. According
to a letter Joseph's teacher sent to Estrada, the boy handed in a
two-paragraph essay, rather than a five-paragraph essay, because he couldn't
think of anything else to write. The letter said
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