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Texas History Teacher Speaks Out!

CSCOPE–It’s a $$$ scheme.

I am a history teacher in TX.

I think I speak for 95% of teachers across the state when I say I hate CSCOPE.

Texas Social Studies Teacher Speaks Out!

My colleagues and I just spent an entire day “planning” for the next six weeks.
Not once did we open one of our recently adopted textbooks. However, we each had a copy of the next C Scope test in front of us. Each of us thoroughly examined the test, having to take each question apart, decipher it, discuss all aspects of its possible meaning and then come up with similarly worded “lessons” so that our students would have a fighting chance of passing the test.

We are still “fighting” to keep our desired goals in mind and trying to pair C Scope with subject matter that we know both interests and enlightens our students.

On the last C Scope test, we had an average of under 40% of students pass and we are teachers who regularly had passing rates of 95% and above on TAKS tests.

Heaven help us if our job security is ever tied to C Scope!

Right now we really don’t care about C Scope scores as much as we care about our students actually knowing things of true value.

Teachers know the CSCOPE assessment scored do not reflect student understanding of concepts being tested, but the administration does. 


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  1. Obama is purposely destroying every aspect of our country. We the People want to see elected leaders represent us by standing up to and trying to stop the destruction of the Government Gone Wild Obama Administration. I don’t want to live under Obama the Dictator King who wants to deem me a terrorist because I cling to my Bible and Jude-Christian faith and the First and Second Amendments…the Bill of Rights…rights given to me by God not by man. I have the right to defend myself against a tyrannical dictatorship government who is trying to implement Communism married with Islamic Supremacism. Obama wants to kill American citizens on American soil with drones in violation of the Constitution. He wants to be judge, jury, and executioner. Obama Administration is doing what Hitler did in grabbing the power to deem people “”mentally fit or not” and then able to have them removed from society. I am (and my family is) the kind of person his Administration will come after first. He says the future does not belong to me because I insult the prophet of Islam because Islamic Supremacism has a history of doing evil and killing people like me who believe in the BIble…who are Jews and Judeo-Christians. Obama is ruining our military defense on purpose and leaving all of us vulnerable and in danger. He is purposely ruining our economy so we will collapse and, subsequently, he can get his brothers, the richest on the planet…the Saudis, the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Supremacists, to bail us out and we will have to sign our lives over the Islamic Sharia Finance Law Compliant Banking money. That is the “Mark of the Beast”. It’s all being done with the help of his extended campaign staff, which is the liberal mainstream media and Hollywood and the Dept of Education, that only brainwashes our kids into Communist/Islamic Supremacist, anti-American worldview. See the evil CSCOPE curriculum being taught to our kids as part of the evil Agenda 21 http://www.txcscopereview.com/2012/sustainable-development/

    • I hate to tell you this, but CSCOPE was around BEFORE Obama. Maybe it was president Bush that actually came up with it. Please take your political agenda elsewhere.

      • I don’t care who started it–CSCOPE is bad and we all need to consider our children and get rid of CSCOPE.
        Janice VanCleave

  2. Please, someone, please send me a CSCOPE advocate to show me the way to attain 100% mastery of all grade level TEKS by all 70+ of my fifth grade students (including the modified and accommodated)! NO NOT 70% of my students! NO, NOT MOST of the Category 1-5 Standards! I want ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of my students to be successful with ALL 5th grade level TEKS! Just like my 100% for 11 years straight before CSCOPE made its way into my district! The superintendent supports CSCOPE….WHY?……All our students are failing!….. I don’t get it! I HATE CSCOPE and would quit teaching if I didn’t need an income. I retire in four years! It’s so sad that I am wishing my life away as I wish for the four years to get here quickly!

  3. I agree. I am all for raising the bar. I have been teaching my core subject for 20 years, and have seen the changes year in and year out. I know that most students today…ages 12-18 have most trouble with fractions and multiplication skills….additionally, if they have trouble with exacts, they are going to have issues with estimating. I do not give multiple choice tests, and when I do, E (none of the above) is usually a choice for most questions, I feel my college education along with my high school education and years of service have given me more insight to my students needs that a group of people who may have or may not have taught in the past 10-15 years. I value my test results much more than I value benchmark assessment and multiple choice tests. When 80% of the public (or more) go one way, I find that either someome is lying about the 80%, or something is way wrong….nothing in life is that definate…unless you were a Democrat in Philly last election ???Yeah, you see what I mean…How can 95% of one city vote a certain way ??