Dear Bill and Melinda,
I have taught SPED for 36 years. I’ve seen lots of changes — most for the better — but having to give these students the test was heartbreaking.
I spend months building up their self-esteem to have it destroyed in hours.
What’s worse is that it does not give me any data that I can use. This data is not used in any way statistically because its not valid.
So someone please tell me why we abuse our special needs children in this way.
Special Ed Teacher