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Lucy McCormick Calkins Comments on the New York State Reading Exam

Fourth graders in New York can let out a sigh of relief now that the widely-debated state reading exam is over for this year. But the debate over the test continues. It comes down to one simple question still remaining: Was the exam good or bad?

Teachers College reading expert and professor of English Education, Lucy McCormick Calkins, commented on the exam in a recent New York Times article entitled, "New Reading Test Emerges Battered, but Triumphant." In the article, Calkins said that "a good test has to be worth teaching towards, and hopefully this is." Read the full article to find out what other experts said about this individual standardized test.

The article, which appeared in The New York Times on January 18, 1999, is available at
www.nytimes.com.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Lucy McCormick Calkins Comments on the New York State Reading Exam

Fourth graders in New York can let out a sigh of relief now that the widely-debated state reading exam is over for this year. But the debate over the test continues. It comes down to one simple question still remaining: Was the exam good or bad?

Teachers College reading expert and professor of English Education, Lucy McCormick Calkins, commented on the exam in a recent New York Times article entitled, "New Reading Test Emerges Battered, but Triumphant." In the article, Calkins said that "a good test has to be worth teaching towards, and hopefully this is." Read the full article to find out what other experts said about this individual standardized test.

The article, which appeared in The New York Times on January 18, 1999, is available at
www.nytimes.com.
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