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Florida Tests are Designed for Failure

The FSA tests that Florida has diverted tons of money to, are designed for failure. One sample writing prompt asks students to write an informational essay on the relationship between clothing styles & developments in clothing creation. There are two articles that you are supposed to use for evidence. Not only are these tests designed for failure, they will continue to create generations of kids who hate reading and writing. Process -on demand -writing is a not so silent killer.
After reading both articles I still had no idea what the hell they wanted me to write about. Evaluating kids on cold writings is just as bad as evaluating them on cold readings (for fluency).
The emperor is without clothes but few have the testicular fortitude to ACT. Opting out is the path- come what may. We need to hound these hucksters at DOE and in the legislature from hell to breakfast.

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