A 16-year-old takes the new PARCC exam. Here’s her disturbing report. – The Washington Post
These PARCC exams have done nothing but mess with my valuable class time and significantly lower my confidence in my competence as a student. A large majority of my classmates are not taking this exam seriously because it honestly feels like a joke.
Also to the students who opted out in my school, they were lectured by the teacher and told to remain in the classroom for the full 90 minutes.
They were only allowed a book or a pencil and paper or were told to “just rest your head” or “take a nap.” People don’t send their children to school to rest their heads or to take naps. They send them to learn.