Tag: standardized testing

“Learning is more than a test score…” Tee-shirts

Just a reminder, PJSTA members should be wearing their “Learning is more than a test score” tee-shirts tomorrow for the first day of the 2013 ELA exam. North Bellmore’s BOE joined Comsewogue’s last week in issuing a resolution against the use of standardized testing in New York State. Another Newsday hatchet job here. Long Island …

Comsewogue School Board Adopts NYSUT Resolution

The Comsewogue School Board has adopted NYSUT’s resolution protesting the over reliance on standardized testing. Here’s the story from the Port Jefferson Patch.  

Calling All Activists!

A few opportunities to speak out against the overuse and misuse of standardized testing… United Opt Out National is hosting “Occupy 2.0: The Battle for Public Schools” from April 7-10th in Washington D.C. ┬áSpeakers over the course of the weekend include Diane Ravitch, Leonie Haimson, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Brian Jones, and Karen Lewis. New York Principals …

Interested in Opting Out?

If you are a parent who is interested in having your child opt out of standardized testing this year (because, you know, it is destroying the profession you work in) you will want to take a look at this site… United Opt Out National, The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform

Bravo Garfield High School Teachers!

The faculty of Garfield High School in Seattle has voted unanimously not to administer reading and mathematics tests this year. ┬áDespite the fact that there will certainly be serious ramifications for these teachers, they have taken a stand, stating that these tests waste time, money, and precious school resources. Shortly after word of this got …