Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Test reports: send 'em back

From the folks at New York State Allies for Public Education:

Did your child take the New York State Assessments?  Are you disturbed by the results?


You can make a powerful statement by sending the test results back to Education Commissioner John King with the statement “INVALID TEST SCORES ENCLOSED” written on the envelope.  This campaign is taking place across New York State.


You will receive your child’s test score in the mail sometime between late August and early October.  On the front of the envelope be sure to write “INVALID TEST SCORES ENCLOSED”.  Send it to:


Dr. John B. King, Jr
Education Commissioner 
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Be sure to send you test score Certified Return Receipt so that someone has to sign for it at NYSED.


In addition, you should also send the scores back to your NYS Board of Regents member.  Most of the members have their home address listed here: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/members/


If your child refused to take the tests you can send back a copy of your school district’s scores as a way to protest.  Your district's scores can be found here.


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My letter to Regent Bennett: