When Everything Goes South

Bad news in Florida. Preliminary results released Monday indicate that just 27 percent of fourth-graders earned a passing score of 4.0 or better (out of 6) on the writing test. A year ago, 81 percent scored 4.0 or better. . . . Passing scores plummeted from 81 percent to 27 percent for fourth-graders and showed similar […]

The Pineapple in the Room

Thanks to Carmen at Anonymous Testing Company, Bob Debris (photographer extraordinaire and collector of all manner of news, from ridiculous to sublime), and a friend who’d prefer to remain anonymous and who works at Great Big Huge Test Publishing Company, I’ve been apprised of The Pineapple Debacle. [Thank you, Wikipedia, for the stunning portrait of […]