A friend of mine is a school teacher who had a 100% pass rate on the CRCT among her students. Several of the students had perfect scores.
She has taught for so long she said she knew the curriculum was deficient in teaching her students what they needed to know, so all year long she added additional materials to the curriculum to cover what she thought students at her grade level needed to know.
The results speak for themselves.
Here’s the problem though: the CRCT is supposed to reflect the curriculum and it didn’t. This is not the first teacher I’ve talked to who felt like the curriculum was deficient. So what comes first, the CRCT or the curriculum?
We clearly have a problem, but it sounds like it is children learning too little. Maybe we need to stop teaching the test and actually teach.