High School Assessment snafus
Several readers, including a parent, have e-mailed me about issues they are having with the state's High School Assessment requirements. They are concerned about a lack of organization and uncertainty they say reaches from the state down through the local school systems and into high schools.
The parent, who asked not to be identified, said his son began his senior year having passed three of the four tests. He only needed to up his score on the algebra test by five points to be done with the requirement. He retook the test in the fall with high hopes, but later found out that his answer sheet had been lost.
So now he is in the position of not knowing whether to retake the test or start a Bridge project to make up the points he needs to get a passing score on the math portion and his diploma in the spring.
I wonder if other readers have tales to tell about the HSAs. Is it going well in some schools? Are students worried?