Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The article goes on to say that "The state made the tests harder to pass in 2010, and scores plunged." The results had NOTHING to do with the wording of the questions - the cut points were raised based on the state's CUNY "research" AFTER the test administration!
Other article highlights include changes to future assessments such as the reduction of "not" in item prompts, limited italics/bold, a clear font type, and the requirement for positive material in passages.
To me, the bottom line is, if students cannot read, does font type matter? Does font type matter? Does font type matter? Does font type matter? Does font type matter?