Oklahoma Technology Directors are fuming about Pearson's responses to testing. It's not unusual to hear these kinds of complaints from Technology Directors in Texas, but Oklahoma folks are also finding the experience problematic.
Some might ask, Why share this? The answer is simple and straightforward--if we fail to point out how large companies are unresponsive, or slow to answer, questions for behemoth, enterprise level assessment systems State Education Agencies are purchasing, we do the people ultimately served by these tests a profound dis-service. If one believes high-stakes tests are a fad that should be ended, one still has to acknowledge that failing to share stories of success and failure in using services like Pearson's set us up for more problems in the long-run. "Sunshine," as Justice Brandeis said, "makes the best disinfectant."
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Pearson, are you listening? And, State Education Agencies, are you listening? And, before you say we just have to make it work....
As soon as you say, “failure is not an option,” you’ve just said, “innovation is not an option.”
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