Sunday, April 13, 2014

ApriI 2014 update on the NYS Assessments

Here we are in the midst of testing season for our elementary and middle schools.  Parents and educators are raising their voices across New York State and the nation against the harmful impact of high-stakes testing.  Here are several good reads about the “testing season” in New York.

Test secrecy
A NYC principal discusses the problems with this year’s ELA tests:
The problems with a “Secret Test”

THE NUMBERS: A database of test “refusals” from across NYS:  Over 33,000 and counting:

Yes, Indeed: Test boycotters are the new “Revolutionaries”

A Pediatrician and his 13 year old daughter react to Common Core testing.