Friday, August 8, 2014

A most important question

Parents will be asking soon: Are there other assessments that we should boycott?

Here is the question you should ask the educators at your child's school:

"If there was no APPR, would you give this test?"


If the answer is "no", then boycott.


APPR of course the new teacher evaluation system that involves using test scores to evaluate teachers.  This flawed system is unfair to our teachers, but more importantly increases the amount of mandated testing, most of which does not help our children learn.


Check out the "Refusal Guide" for more information on SLO and other types of testing that is used for the purpose of teacher evaluation.