...and they all lived together in a little crooked house

I could build a house using the best lumber and hardware available – everything top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art. It has the potential for being the most beautiful structure imaginable. Yet if I choose to build that house using an inaccurate level, then what good is the money I spend on quality lumber? My house will be crooked, off-kilter, and no honest inspector would sign off on such a home. Yet that is what we are doing when we measure our children's success using the WASL. The test is flawed; its results are inaccurate – off-kilter. The "house" that Bergeson builds using this inaccurate measure should not be signed off by our state's legislators.They need to inspect it closely, for in doing so they will find its many flaws…flaws that have the potential to hurt our children.

Bergeson's "WASL House" needs to be condemned.

By Berta Phillips 1