A parent sent me a note about the CRCT and how carefully the tests are reviewed for errors that could impact a student’s score.
I know that DOE proofs the tests, but assume that a mistake could be missed. Has anyone had a similar experience to this parent?
With the parent’s permission, here is her note to me:
My son took the CRCT last week and brought up something I thought would interest you. He is in fifth grade and has always done very well on the tests. I am questioning the proofing of the tests themselves. What first caught my attention was when he was taking the online practice OAS tests. The results showed he answered many of the math problems incorrectly. Yet, when I looked at the questions, he appeared to have the correct answer.
The next day, his math teacher told him some of the answers the OAS provided were incorrect. Not sure how they’re supposed to learn from a flawed practice test.
During the week the CRCT was given, I’d ask him each day how the test went. Every