Principal A-OK with WASL-like prep sheets
- To: "Arn-L" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Principal A-OK with WASL-like prep sheets
- From: "Arthur Hu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 12:10:24 -0700
- Cc: <email@example.com>, "Bob Hughes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
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To Lake Washington School Board and Superintendent, I'd like a response
to this as well. Is giving classwork where each problem gives away a
method or answer to a specific WASL question consistent with district
My principal is OK with the test prep sheets that each give away
the answer or method to an actual unreleased WASL math question.
For example, one exercise took asked students to create a line plot
of a bunch of numbers, and asked if half of them were above a
certain value. This is almost exactly like an actual 4th grade
WASL question. Another asked students to match triangles, very
similar to a WASL 4 question that asks to sort trianges, with
no clue as how to sort them.
I have no way of knowing how widespread this is in Washington
Is this the only documented case of this? I've never heard of this
anywhere in the press before. Of course, no one in the Seattle
press wants to touch it.
I've heard of teachers retouching answers, or giving tests oriented
towards a test, but never taking problems out of the actual test
and building up worksheets around each problem.
Isn't this something that's supposed to make people outraged instead
Parent AG Bell
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