Read this and weep on so many levels with a story with so many strands…. For me, let’s focus on the abuse of accommodations for the SAT and ACT. Wealthy parents get doctors to write letters that the child is disabled and voila, according to this story, the child gets extra time–maybe time and a half or the right to come back the next day to finish the test. Really? What can this test possibly mean? how can it possibly be a standardized test? It can’t be.
The question I’m left with is: when will these companies stop timing anyone? Since these tests are no longer standardized, why do we still use them and pay so much for that priviledge…. Ending the timing of these tests will avoid the next scandal on this front.
Then we can move on to all the other scandals in this story. Read it and weep, indeed.