Good morning, Howard County. Here is a little light reading for you:
Montgomery County Superintendent to Parents: Upcoming State Tests Useless
Today I am sending my daughter to school and they will test her and her classmates for no reason at all. Today, tomorrow, and for two days next week. Why? Because the Maryland State Departent of Education put "the system" first, and not our children. Spending time on MSA's when they do not align with the current curriculum is a waste of instructional time. It is a waste of our children's time.
"Too bad. That's just the way it is." We tell our daughter to take it all with a grain of salt. Don't stress. But that is what we always say about standardized testing. What do you say for extra-extra stupid and useless standardized testing?
I know what you say. But I don't use that kind of language.
The Hippocratic oath, revered by medical professionals, exhorts: first, do no harm. Is there an oath for the MSDE?