Monday, April 21, 2014

More testing resistance stories

More stories from around New York State as "testing season" continues:


Third Grade teacher:  Why state exams fail my test http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/state-exams-fail-test-article-1.1757467

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Several critical letters about the state assessments and the need for reform and transparency.

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The ELA test was so poorly designed that teachers should have opted out!

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Hey Commish King: "If you don't walk the walk; It's probably best not to talk the talk"  https://t.co/P1YxWeyQco

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Ironically CCLS reading strategies call for finding "evidence", yet CC supporters do not have evidence or research the standards will work.

Another piece tying Common Core to test prep and high-stakes testing. No evidence CC works.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/road-bumps-drama-and-nois_b_5143574.html

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Opt-out movement in standardized tests gains traction across WNY:
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/schools/opt-out-movement-gains-traction-across-the-region-20140415

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Where are the 2013 Technical Reports?: A Call for Transparency at John King's NYSED:

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Syracuse teachers join Rochester in suing over APPR:
http://www.nysut.org/news/2014/april/syracuse-teachers-association-files-lawsuit-over-unfair-evaluations