Children will be have their bodies measured and their "minds" measured during these six year, and their teachers and principals will be interviewed.
Here are two of the sample questions for kindergartners. If they are expected to know this kind of math in kindergarten, what must 5th grade look like? Nonlinear equations? And how about that "science" question? Play much tennis in Harlan County or the South Bronx? I've played quite a bit, and my answer was "slows down."
I suggested to my daughter and son-in-law they just say no. Who needs more prodding and measuring added to the hundreds of hours of prodding and measuring planned for our little "Big Time" in the coming years of the testing factories?
Example 1: MathematicsSAY: Jacob has six teddy bears. Each teddy bear has two eyes. How many eyes are there in all?
POINT TO CORRESPONDING AREAS ON THE STIMULUS PAGE AS NUMBERS ARE BEING READ.
TAKE OUT PAPER AND PENCIL OR POINT TO THE PAPER AND PENCIL THE CHILD ALREADY HAS AND
SAY: You can use these to figure it out.
RECORD CHILD'S RESPONSE.
SCORE 1 = CORRECT (12)
SCORE 2 = INCORRECT
Example 3: ScienceWhat most likely happens first to a tennis ball when it is hit hard by a tennis racket? (POINT TO AND READ EACH RESPONSE CATEGORY.)
RECORD CHILD'S RESPONSE
A. The ball slows down.
B. The ball changes direction.
C. The ball sticks to the racket.
D. The ball goes through the racket.