These are not the tests we took as children.

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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:

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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.

Readability Formula Grade
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 1.8
Gunning-Fog Score 4.4
Coleman-Liau Index 7.9
SMOG Index 4.4
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 

Readability Formula Grade
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 6.2
Gunning-Fog Score 8.6
Coleman-Liau Index 9.1
SMOG Index 4.8
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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