On 9/14/14, pksped wrote:
> I am going for training tomorrow for the latest and
> greatest preschool mandatory ODE testing tool. After the
> changes I've heard about with the KRA, I am afraid...very
> I'm offended that ODE says that the new KRA is to determine
> the quality of preschools in the state....yet they keep it
> so super top secret that they won't even tell us what is on
> it. And as you know, K teachers aren't supposed to talk
> about what is on it, either. If it is to determine quality
> of preschool programs, THEN ADMINISTER IT DURING SPRING K
> REGISTRATION. This current plan is like giving the 5th
> grade OAA in August/September of the child's 6th grade
> On 9/13/14, becky wrote:
>> The new OHIO KRA is a nightmare to administer. The ONLY
>> way it would work would be to have a sub in the room and
>> test outside of constant distraction. OR bring in a
>> team to administer test while the teacher resumes
>> -It is ridiculously time consuming.
>> -You are expected to test and maintain meaningful
>> activities (mind you I have 24 kids - no -help - it is
>> beginning of the year - many of my kiddos NEVER had a
>> preschool experience.
>> -the child being tested has a hard time focusing in the
>> -It is overkill - and gives little useful information.
>> -The test is a state money-maker at the kids expense.
>> -I am a seasoned teacher and this test tells me zip - and
>> haven't found one kindergarten teacher who feels
>> -We do it because it is mandated - but not one K-teacher
>> know sees its value. Sum it up: Insane