Here is now what Duval considers developmentally appropriate for kindergartners.
Then think about this, above is administered on computers and the questions generally have to be read to the kids. How much time does this take and how much does this distract from the rest of the day? Also aren't we running the risk at such an early age too of making kids hate school? I mean if this is way above where they are at it has to cause frustration.
Furthermore teachers EOY Evaluation will be based on student progress in this program which in no way assess the curriculum the students need to know in their specific grades, also doesn't it just put teachers who have pay and employment ramifications based on tests even further behind the 8 ball? .
This isn't me saying, oh no this is wrong, I am not an expert on what is appropriate or developmentally correct for kindergartners or the other formative grades. Though I do teach profoundly disabled children who we often compare to those grades and most of above is way to much for them. This is their teachers, who are the experts. People who once again are ignored by the district and told to implement their directives without question.