Kindergarte children being tested with city wide testing standardsWhy are 5 year olds the target of a pilot program in NYC to test their knwowledge of comprehension when most cannot even read?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Testing 5 year olds with bubble sheets is definitely a bad idea.  Kids this age do not understand the purpose of standardized tests.  They also are going to be put under undue stress if they do realize what the test is for!

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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It seems that the standards are beginning earlier and earlier in an attempt to change our status among international countries...this is especially true in the areas of math and science.  The kindergarteners will probably be tested using images and graphs instead of words in order to get a handle on their basic knowledge skills.

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