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Final Exams vs STAR testing

Original post made by Joe on Jan 24, 2013

So why do the schools provide water and snacks for students during STAR testing but not for final exams!!!!

Comments (16)

Posted by local, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

Easy answer. STAR testing evaluates how the school is doing, not necessarily the student. Seems the schools are more interested in their ranking over the success of the students.


Posted by Shari, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

I know. It's sad. They care more about the schools' "grades" than about the kids learning.


Posted by Liz, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

My hunch is that the unions are somehow behind this. And it isn't that the STAR tests last longer than the finals either.


Posted by Liz, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

And even if the STAR exam WAS longer than the typical final exam, it would still be a matter of unions somehow trying to gum things up for students so that, perhaps, the teachers get some of those snacks. It's an evil world we live in, brought to us by unions.


Posted by Anne, a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I do know of a teacher that provides health snacks during finals and she pays for it our of her own pocket.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jan 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

snacks? are you a WUS or what?


Posted by Jack, a resident of Downtown
on Jan 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Cholo! The new voice of reason! Water and snacks? Are you kidding me? We're trying to prepare our children for the real world, and we're complaining about water and snacks during school exams?
If this issue is on the collective radar screen of the people of Pleasanton, perhaps we should just say "Thank you."


Posted by nancy s., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Exactly, Cholo and Jack. Parents, if you want your kids to have snacks or water, provide it yourself.


Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm

The point was that THE SCHOOLS have admistrators standing outside with cases of water to hand out during STAR testing. They don't do that during finals. No one is saying they should provide water but they do.


Posted by Casey, a resident of Foothill High School
on Jan 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Oh. My. God.


Posted by Tim H., a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

You see people, it's just like I've always said--Pleasanton Schools are just the latest in the encroaching nanny state that the libs want to use to entrap our impressionable youth into becoming takers!


Posted by what?, a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

My students haven't gotten snacks during STAR testing since elementary school, and they definitely didn't have finals then. Are your kids still 6 or what?


Posted by Arroyo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

I think you've all been "conned" by "Joe of Birdland".........


Posted by Oh please, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

Get over it. What a complete waste of time.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jan 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

i've had a change of heart!!!

Web Link

cute or what?


Posted by LOL, a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:36 am

Maybe because it is the parent's job to provide food and water for the kids, not the school? If you are concerned your kid isn't getting "snacks" at school for Finals, then send your kid to school with their own snacks. This is such a stupid thread to even start!


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