Tested to Despair

Stop high-stakes testing from destroying public education.

Dealer’s choice

Do you have a standardized test question that has multiple possible answers, even though it’s a multiple choice question?

Prudence from Massachusetts sent this 2013 MCAS problem. She’s not sure what the answer is. Can you help?


Would any of these be incorrect? Not having spoken with Juan, I can’t say.

Debbie from Florida sent this NECAP item for 11th grade:


I think A is a reasonable answer. Have you ever tried carving away at a rock… even with a machine?

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for 8th grade  asked this question:


Francis sent this from the 2011 NY Regents Exam (4th grade):

So is that visible from the diagram or visible when looking at the ground?

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