Florida teachers blame the test for students’ failure

By | May 17, 2012

A record number of Florida students failed their standardized tests and Florida educators are blaming the test and changing the measurements.

70% of Florida’s fourth-graders failed their state-administered writing test and educators are rushing to make sure that teachers don’t take the blame.

The center of the educators argument seems to be that a fourth-grader can’t know what a camel is. The essay topic in-question says, “Suppose you or someone else had a chance to ride a camel. Imagine what happens on this camel ride. Write a story about what happens on this camel ride.”

In response to the poor student performance, the Florida department of Education lowered the performance expectation from the test.

Trophies for losers might well be the department’s next slogan.

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