You have got to be kidding me (“Half of SMMUSD students not college ready,” Feb. 23-24, page 1). I’m calling out my own employer on this one. As a teacher at Malibu High School, I have seen first hand that the juniors that take this [Early Assessment Program] care not the least about how they score on it. Maybe, just maybe, the reason that the SAT scores are higher is because the students know that those scores will count for college?

Certainly teaching needs to keep evolving and improving, but here’s yet again more proof that analyzing test scores in a vacuum are a bad idea.


Adam Panish

Santa Monica

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