Did you know that big testing corporations hire low-wage temps to score students’ written answers to their tests? The scorers need to have a bachelor’s degree in any subject but no teaching eexperience is necessary. On their snap judgment hang the test scores that will determine the future of students and the jobs of their teachers and the fate of their schools.
I first learned about this shocking arrangement when I read Todd Farley’ “Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry,” which is the most important insider exposé of the industry that sorts, ranks, and labels our nation’s children. And if you want to read another stunning insight into the industry, read this brilliant article by Dan DiMaggio in 2010.
The beat goes on.
Just a few days ago, someone tweeted this ad he found on Craig’sList in Indianapolis:
“Test Evaluators Needed (to score K-12 standardized tests)…
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