There was a lot of discussion – but no agreement – about keeping Kentucky’s Writing Portfolios as part of the CATS school assessments during the seven meetings of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Assessment and Accountability Task Force.
One of the many things the group never seriously examined is the very awkward and cumbersome scoring rules that teachers and students are forced to cope with in the writing portfolio program.
If you want to learn a bit more about what is wrong with this process, take a look at the following YouTube video.
Then, talk over this video with your student’s teachers. If that teacher is like the vast majority (69% according to data released to the Assessment and Accountability Task Force), we think you will hear an earful about how the awkward portfolio rules really hamper writing instruction.
Finally, ask your Kentucky legislator to remove this clearly dysfunctional program from the CATS. Our kids and teachers deserve better than this.