Double-speak on the MSA [Letter]

January 21, 2014

Here's another fine example of educational double speak. We are told that the MSA test should not be administered this year because it is "an outdated test" ("Brown supports moratorium on giving MSAs," Jan. 16). Previous articles have made it clear that the tests are outdated because students are being prepared to take the more "rigorous" Common Core tests in 2015. So let me get this straight. What the public and students are being told is, "We don't want students taking the MSA tests because we are preparing them to take harder tests; and therefore, they will not do as well as they usually do on the easier test." What?

Paul Leroy, Bel Air

The writer is a retired teacher.

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