Parents were a little confused--and some what outraged-when 3'rd graders were asked a certain question on the NJ ASK tests.

 

The 3'rd graders were asked to disclose a secret about their lives – and why it’s hard to keep it.

 

How did a  question like this get on this test to begin with? A spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Education says any question that goes on the NJ ASK test is first developed with a test group -Measurement Inc.- they administer the NJ ASK test….then it’s reviewed by a New Jersey Department of Education expert – a content expert – and then it goes through a teachers advisory group – to see is it appropriate, etc – if it passes through that, they do test groups – for a couple of years –---------------------------

 

OK---you get the idea----

 

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