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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

How Pearson will solve its grader problem

Sent to the NY Times, June 24, 2015.

Pearson, a company responsible for much of common core testing, employs graders at low wages who are unqualified to evaluate the exams ("Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required," June 23).

I predict that Pearson and other testing companies will confess the error of their ways and invest millions in hiring better qualified graders, training them more thoroughly, and paying them more. 

They will also cheerfully increase the cost of the tests, adding more to the already staggering amount taxpayers pay to support the common core testing program and adding more to corporate profits.

Stephen Krashen

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