Graded on English for math assessment?
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|Sat, 02-16-2013 - 7:43pm|
I'll admit this one is new to me, although people in my area are basically I'm crazy to think this is weird. I have a 2E kid, who in material part is dysgraphic. He just had a 2nd grade math assessment, where he got every single numerical answer correct and marked the graphs correctly, etc. He was given a 2 out of 4 solely because of the quality of his answers in several places where he was asked to write explanations of his reasoning. He wrote out formulae that he felt explained. (I don't even know if they were correct, they were simply rated zero for not being narrative paragraphs.) He's been doing grade-advanced work (started 3rd grade math at age 6) in math all year without breaking a sweat. They're going to rate him below grade-level in math because his writing skills suck? (He has an IEP re: the writing, BTW.) Most local folks (who I admit are a lot younger than me, maybe grew up with different math education methods) think it is unremarkable to be assessed on English language arts as part of your math assessment. Do they now require arithmatic and logic problems in reading assessments?