The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has temporarily taken down the Algebra I Testlet. MDE is in the process of making additional revisions to the testlet based on the questions, comments, concerns, and just general feedback they have received over the past week from math teachers and content specialists state-wide. This is a huge victory for those of us who care deeply about mathematics and our students! I am actually very optimistic and confident that we will end up with some excellent practice items to use with our students as we review for the Questar testing cycle in late April / early May.
Until then, we have a week of Spring Break and then two more short chapters to cover before we can afford to spend ANY instructional time exclusively reviewing.