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The MAP Test can now monitor a child’s psyche, or so they think

Original Title: And You Thought Standardized Tests Were Bad. Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. NWEA recently received an award from the Collaborative for Academic, … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · 6 Comments

Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

It’s no secret that refusal forms provided by school districts are designed to shame and intimidate parents into second guessing their decision to keep their children from participating in high … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Common Core Standards SBAC testing, the bully principal…and more

Public school is based on the the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. Kids are accepted however they arrive through the front door. Different ethnic backgrounds, economic status, personal triumphs or … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 15 Comments

One of Top Ten Op-ed’s this year: Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

  The Seattle Times just posted their top ten most-read opinion pieces of the year and Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was on the list at #8. And guess … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Panel on student testing at Town Hall in Seattle

On Tuesday September 17th at 7:30 PM there will be a panel discussion on standardized testing at Town Hall in Seattle titled To Test or Not to Test? The panelists will … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The MAP has been scrapped in Seattle high schools

From the teachers at Garfield High School: At 2:06 pm on Monday, May 13th, a message from Seattle school superintendent Jose Banda stated: “High schools may opt out of MAP … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Opt Out Update: Student Walkout in Denver, New York parents suing the state and much, much more.

First up, the students speak up. From Students4OurSchools:     On May 10th, we the students will be standing up for our education. We advocate for an authentic education where … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Two more schools join the Seattle MAP test boycott and USDOE study on the MAP gives it a failing grade

   …and the Washington Education Association Assembly has voted to support the boycott.      Ingraham High School and Thornton Creek Elementary have joined the MAP test boycott which brings the … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

No reprimand for the MAP boycotting teachers in Seattle

Excerpts from the Scrap the MAP website: Superintendent Banda promised that teachers who boycotted the MAP test would be disciplined, but because of the overwhelming solidarity from around the nation, … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

MAP Test Boycott: The Movie

“Stand Up: The Day the Teachers Said No”  

March 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Opt Out Update

By the way, the third MAP test which is given in the Fall is solely for the use of NWEA. That’s why it’s “optional”. We’re spending precious resources and time … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Scrap the MAP Forum with Diane Ravitch

Scrap the MAP Organizing Committee presents: Scrap the MAP Forum: The Struggle for Quality Assessment   Featuring: Diane Ravitch – Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education (via Skype)   DATE: … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment