Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More good reads.

 5 year-olds facing standardized testing: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-usa-education-testing-idUSBRE88O05Y20120925

Kindergarten Standardized testing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/rpt-feature-five-year-old_n_1911993.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Pre-assessments creating a nightmare for schools, but even more for children: http://www.observer-review.com/school-official-new-assessments-are-a-nightmare-cms-3379

                             My take on pre-assessments


Education Historian Diane Ravitch on OPTING OUT: 
http://dianeravitch.net/2012/09/24/this-parent-is-opting-out-tonight/

http://dianeravitch.net/2012/09/24/how-to-opt-out-of-testing/


Finger Lakes area Opt Outer: http://optoutgeneva.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/on-action-and-inaction-navigating-the-decision-to-opt-out/

From Texas Superintendent John Kuhn: http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/09/contextual-accountability/     I recommend doing a google search for "John Kuhn Superintendent".  A great man defending public education.