Before I erase the monthly chart for PARCC, I’d like to put a picture up that describes what I have been saying about absurd quantities of testing:
Eduhonesty: I am required to give these tests and quizzes. All teachers within a subject area within a grade are required to do so. As the unions weaken, I’d guess almost no one will be willing to take a stand against this craziness. All the administration has to do to get a nontenured teacher out or put a tenured teacher in remediation is to give them low numbers on the Charlotte Danielson Rubric — and there are all sorts of slots in that rubric where disagreeing with official district policy can net you a low number.