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12 more ways students sabotaged the PARCC field tests

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http://twitter.com/#!/CorneliusBayler/status/454808043260497921

As Twitchy told you last week, students have been voicing their irritation, frustration, and aggravation with the costly, experimental, and time-consuming Common Core-aligned field tests piloted by PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) over the past few weeks.

As we noted, Spongebob Squarepants seemed to be a popular way to answer PARCC essay questions:

http://twitter.com/#!/SeXYDOUBLEsTuFF/status/451854643996688384

Well, more test-takers took to Twitter to share how they undermined the PARCC field tests. Here are the top 12 ways students sabotaged the pilot exams.

1. They just made random guesses:

http://twitter.com/#!/ImGayGoAway/status/454609203982659584

2. They quoted movies in their English/reading essays:

http://twitter.com/#!/lisacatherinee_/status/454695105656811520

3. They quoted country song lyrics:

http://twitter.com/#!/PlzCallMe_V/status/453738906463133697

4. They quoted rap lyrics:

http://twitter.com/#!/ndrewBailey/status/454395651250720768

5. They wrote in a thug motto:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisKlein_/status/455345474112061442

6. Fan fiction came in handy:

http://twitter.com/#!/madison4L/status/453299683105202176

7. So did texting abbreviations:

http://twitter.com/#!/LucyBeizer/status/453209193454272512

8. One student recycled a mock trial paper for his math question:

http://twitter.com/#!/Apretzy/status/454624447904112641

9. And here’s another novel non-math answer for a math question:

http://twitter.com/#!/Little_Zach/status/454401076163121153

10. There’s a test-grader out there who will be treated to an essay about “Henrry the Carot:”

http://twitter.com/#!/FabScarfAlex/status/454594258461147136

11. This guy drew a lot of dots:

http://twitter.com/#!/_MarkFlynn/status/454455122974605313

12. And this test-taker used the open response to give test-makers a piece of her mind about their assessment:

http://twitter.com/#!/asand__/status/454594723504611328

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/14/12-more-ways-students-sabotaged-the-parcc-field-tests/

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