Mister Teacher thinks it’s wildly unfair that, on Texas’ standardized exams, most students are not allowed to be given any assistance in reading the questions. In some cases, he argues, this means that knowledge of particular subject areas isn’t what’s being tested:
So what it comes down to is that these kids are taking a series of reading tests. Some of them are ABOUT math or ABOUT science, but they don't strictly assess those subject areas as much as they assess whether or not the child can read the questions, some of which are highly complicated.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.