These are not the tests we took as children. These are tests designed to produce massive failure rates and propel a harmful agenda. Take a look at the two 3rd grade samples currently posted on engageNY:
On the left (pre- Common Core 2005) is A Winter Surprise. The readability average through multiple measures is a very reasonable grade equivalent of 3.8.
|Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level||1.8|
|Automated Readability Index||0.5|
|Average Grade Level||3.8|
On the right (Common Core aligned) is The Grey Hare. The readability average through multiple measures is a very reasonable grade equivalent of 7.3.
|Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level||6.2|
|Automated Readability Index||7.6|
|Average Grade Level||7.3|
The grade level equivalent of the test questions is another matter…
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