This past Monday, Mississippi Public Broadcasting ran a story: DEPT. OF EDUCATION PROMISES NEW PRACTICE TEST WEDNESDAY. Yesterday, excited teachers and district personnel checked their email in anticipation of the new practice test. No practice tests were posted. I even checked at 11:59 pm. As of this blog post, we are still waiting.
My question is, if there were truly only 12 errors out of a possible 245 items, as reported in this Clarion Ledger article on March 16th, (that’s less than 5%) why is it taking so long to fix the seven practice tests (what MDE has called testlets)?
I have a lot of questions. I will continue to ask them.