Math teacher explains PSSA math doesn't add up!
so much harder than before?
To understand the difference between “normal” multiple-choice and the “new” multiple-choice, consider the Directions that accompany the Math section of a sample SAT recently released by the College Board.
Here is a “normal” multiple-choice question:
That is NOT the reality.
And it happens again… (on the7th Grade PSSA Math Sampler)
and again… (on the 6th Grade PSSA Math Sampler)
and again… (on the 5th Grade PSSA Math Sampler)
I’ve heard adults say that children should suck it up and take the standardized tests they are given. After all, their reasoning is that students will eventually have to take the SATs. So they should start getting the practice now. But comparing the SATs to the PSSAs is comparing apples and oranges.
Solving 4 problems to get 1 answer? The math just doesn’t add up!
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