Eighth grader: What bothered me most about new Common Core test

But the test had one feature that shocked this test-taker and surely others who noticed it: product placement.
As a student who takes these tests year after year, I (and many others) can testify to the nonsensical and, at times, illogical qualities of many test passages and questions. Last year, for example, Pearson had to throw out six questions onits eighth grade English test that followed a perplexing fable with the moral, “Pineapples don’t have sleeves”.  I thought that nothing could be worse than that test.  I was wrong.

image via flickr:CC | gingerbeardman
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Eighth grader: What bothered me most about new Common Core test

But the test had one feature that shocked this test-taker and surely others who noticed it: product placement.

As a student who takes these tests year after year, I (and many others) can testify to the nonsensical and, at times, illogical qualities of many test passages and questions. Last year, for example, Pearson had to throw out six questions onits eighth grade English test that followed a perplexing fable with the moral, “Pineapples don’t have sleeves”.  I thought that nothing could be worse than that test.  I was wrong.

image via flickr:CC | gingerbeardman