We actually graded papers for most of the day today in social studies Regents marking at Cardozo. It wasn't until after 1:00 pm that the machines said no more papers.
We had less time to sit around today waiting for more papers to be ready to score than on any of the previous days.
Also, the Daily News has finally noticed this latest DOE testing boondoggle. A Post reporter also talked to me but he didn't seem that interested. My colleague Marc Epstein who has been lucky enough to be spared from this experience, has also written about it at Huffington.
Today was the day when scoring was supposed to finish for the two history exams.
Instead, we are being called back for tomorrow and some people will be working all weekend to try to catch up and complete the scoring. Meanwhile, my work back at Jamaica is backing up, including attempting to prepare for the John King imposed new evaluation system.
The DOE has had over a week to try to straighten out this mess. It didn't take us this long to grade the papers in the schools before this latest Meryl Ticsch, Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents, directed boondoggle.
Once again I repeat that it is unconscionable when kids lose out because of adult mistakes.
We will keep you posted.