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12 more ways students sabotaged the PARCC field tests

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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:!/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:!/ImGayGoAway/status/454609203982659584

2. They quoted movies in their English/reading essays:!/lisacatherinee_/status/454695105656811520

3. They quoted country song lyrics:!/PlzCallMe_V/status/453738906463133697

4. They quoted rap lyrics:!/ndrewBailey/status/454395651250720768

5. They wrote in a thug motto:!/ChrisKlein_/status/455345474112061442

6. Fan fiction came in handy:!/madison4L/status/453299683105202176

7. So did texting abbreviations:!/LucyBeizer/status/453209193454272512

8. One student recycled a mock trial paper for his math question:!/Apretzy/status/454624447904112641

9. And here’s another novel non-math answer for a math question:!/Little_Zach/status/454401076163121153

10. There’s a test-grader out there who will be treated to an essay about “Henrry the Carot:”!/FabScarfAlex/status/454594258461147136

11. This guy drew a lot of dots:!/_MarkFlynn/status/454455122974605313

12. And this test-taker used the open response to give test-makers a piece of her mind about their assessment:!/asand__/status/454594723504611328

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