The following letter was sent to each candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Their responses will be published on June 5th. -editor.
My name is Carolyn Leith and am co-editor of the blog Seattle Education. I’m asking each candidate for their thoughts regarding Seattle Public School’s request to pursue alternative assessments under the ESSA.
During the May 18th board meeting, Seattle School Board Directors voted 5-1 to seek, under the newly authorized ESSA, a locally selected alternative summative assessment framework to measure achievement and student growth. From the resolution:
I’m asking each candidate if they will honor this resolution. In addition, please include your thoughts on using the Smarter Balanced Assessment as a graduation requirement.
Statement will be:
- no more than 500 words in length
- published, unedited, in a separate blog post – so all candidates will receive equal attention
- (please include campaign photo )
The deadline for submission is 10 PM on June 4th. Statements will be published on June 5th.
Thanks for your time. I look forward to your response.
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