NJ standardized test asks kids to reveal a deep, dark secret5/11/2012
Some New Jersey parents are upset after learning what their third graders had to do on a standardized test. The mandatory exam's essay portion asked kids to tell one of their secrets, then explain why it was difficult to keep. A Department of Education spokesman confirmed that yes, they wanted the kids to write out their deepest and darkest secret, but -- not to worry -- it wouldn't affect their scores. But the students' parents are more concerned about what other areas of their lives could be affected. "Some children will be writing things family members and parents would have rather not revealed," one dad said. "If my children had said, 'It's none of your darn business,' I would've been OK with it."
What would you think if your child had taken this test?