POLL: Are Student Secrets a Proper Test Question?
Some parents in New Jersey weren't happy with one of the questions on the NJASK test.
The NJ ASK standardized testing is designed to test the general knowledge of state kindergarten through eighth grade students, but this year for some third graders, it also tested their ability to keep a secret.
According to the Asbury Park Press, students in New Jersey reported to their parents that they were asked to reveal a secret in an essay portion of the test, and reveal why the secret was hard to keep.
New Jersey Department of Education Spokesman Justin Barra confirmed with the Asbury Park Press that the "secret" question was on the test, but said that it was not a part of the students' scores.
But some parents, including Richard Goldberg of Marlboro, whose 9-year-old twins told him about it, said he thinks the question was inappropriate.
According to Barra, that question appeared in 15 districts as a "field test question."
The NJ ASK standardized test of language arts literacy, math and science, surround NJ content standards and are meant to give the state an assessment of each district.
Did your kids have this question? Regardless, what do you think about it? Is it an invasion of privacy?