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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

Tonight: Public Forum Race, MAP tests, and privatization: the fight for equality in public education

Public Forum Race, MAP tests, and privatization: the fight for equality in public education Wednesday, February 20, 7:00pm New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle Bring your thoughts and … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Weekly Update Part 2: More school closings, tests for tots and Seattle still scraps the MAP

The Weekly Update for all the news and views you might have missed. Part 2 So now it seems that teachers need a $60M test to know if Johnny can … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Garfield High School MAP test boycott to be featured on Dan Rather Reports

Saying it’s a waste of time, teachers in Seattle are refusing to give standardized tests to high schoolers because the tests don’t effectively assess students and educators don’t want their … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Seattle MAP Boycott update: Students refuse to take the MAP test

One of the main reasons the students dislike the MAP test is not only because of the waste of time, but it closes the library. We were told today that … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Letter from Seattle School Librarians to Superintendent Banda: Scrap the MAP

Dear Superintendent Banda and Members of the School Board, Since MAP testing was imposed in Seattle Schools in 2009, Seattle school librarians have continually expressed concern about the loss of … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott:

National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott “We demand quality assessment!” Wear Red on Wed for Ed! Scrap the MAP! What: The City-wide Scrap the MAP Organizing … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Fax the Supe Action Day while wearing Red for Public Ed

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th, is “Fax the Supe Action Day” and the first Wednesday for Wear Red for Pubic Ed in support of the MAP test boycott. Seattle teachers are … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two new websites on the MAP test and boycott

The ramifications of high stakes testing are greater than some might imagine. Not only can test scores be used to evaluate a teacher’s performance in an erroneous manner, but they … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 3 Comments