On the star news website, in the article on this topic, Curtis Wright left harsh comments criticizing teachers as professionals. He made one huge inaccuracy about the state writing assessments that I would like to correct. As I do not have a facebook account, I can't comment there. However, if he is going to mistake a huge, obvious and public piece of information such as this, it makes you wonder what else he is intentionally missing or mixing up. He claimed that the state writing exam does not assess spelling, punctuation or grammar, and cites volunteer judges as his source. Perhaps he should check the validity of this source, as there are actually two rubrics that assess student writing on the state exams: one for content and one for conventions. The conventions cover grammar and mechanics. Both grades are factored into the overall score. These are publicly available on the NCDPI website. All you -or anyone- has to do is look.
Will you blame your lack of fact-checking on your teachers, Mr. Wright?
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