The crisis in US education is not general and national. It is concentrated where there is poverty and segregation. Testing does not address either problem.
Would you like to learn more about what tests will be administered to your child in the Seattle Public School District, from kindergarten through 12th grade (See page 3 of this document to see how many hours of standardized testing your child will take this year.), and how to opt-out of those that are not necessary for graduation?
Do you have a testing experience with your student(s) that other caregivers and parents would benefit from hearing, or would you like to listen to the concerns and questions parents of Seattle Public School students have, to find common ground?
Join us for an informative meeting. All are welcome!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harbor Pointe Coffeehouse
2818 East Madison Street
For additional information on standardized tests, see What’s wrong with standardized tests?
Also check out the following Facebook pages:
- Part 1: High stakes testing: A little history
- Part 2: High stakes testing and opting out: The Types of Tests
- Part 3: High Stakes Testing and Opting Out: The Variables
- Part 4: High Stakes Testing: The Consequences
- Part 5: High Stakes Testing and Opting Out: The Push Back
- 15 Reasons Why the Seattle School District Should Shelve the MAP® Test—ASAP
- Video: The nonsense of Value Added Measures (VAM)
- This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas
- Education Radio: How high stakes testing warps self identity
- The National Resolution Against High-Stakes Testing
- Opting out of the testing madness, why and how
- Why opt out of standardized testing
- Opting Out of High Stakes Testing