Friday, September 8, 2006

More SAT Nonsense in Maine

To my great horror, it seems that Maine Education Commissioner Susan Gendron might be successful in continuing to use the SAT as an evaluation tool for Maine's high school juniors.

Gendron told lawmakers on Thursday that the state plans to add a science component to the test in the spring, and it will include mathematics measurements that are lacking from the current test.

Although the federal government has been critical of the state's initial switch from the MEA to the SAT, Gendron said there is "a different tone" now and some federal education bureaucrats "are working with us and really trying to help us."

I don't have much more to add to this than I already said here and here. It's a real slow-motion disaster that's been in the making for decades.



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