Maggie Hassan Trades One Crap Sandwich for Another

new-hampshire-flagNew Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed HB 323 into law which allows individual school districts replace Smarter Balanced with the College Board’s SAT.

*Yay*

You know the same SAT that David Coleman has ruined and one-in-four school counselors say to avoid.

The Conway Daily Sun reports that local school officials are excited to eat this new crap sandwich.

“It’s great news,” Kennett High Principal Neal Moylan — who mailed and emailed a letter urging Hassan to sign the bill Monday — said by phone Wednesday.

“I think it’s a great thing for kids and for families.”

Superintendent Kevin Richard called the signing “wonderful news.”

Moylan said the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing, used for the first time this school year as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, was disruptive to the student body, had no buy-in for students and led to test fatigue. He shared his concerns with the Conway School Board on Monday night, prompting the board to send a letter of its own on Tuesday to the governor’s office.

The only good thing is that it is one less test for juniors to take.  Personally though I’ve never been a fan of the SAT.  It seemed pretty ridiculous to me to gauge college readiness on just two subjects.