The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC

Some state departments of education have threatened to withhold a high school diploma if a student doesn’t take and pass a so-called college readiness test in grade 11. However, no state legislature has passed a statute linking the award of … Continue reading The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC

OSPI Candidate Ron Higgins’  Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading OSPI Candidate Ron Higgins’  Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

OSPI Candidate Chris Reykdal’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading OSPI Candidate Chris Reykdal’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

David Spring’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading David Spring’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

Erin Jones’ Statement on the Seattle School Board’s Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading Erin Jones’ Statement on the Seattle School Board’s Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

Study shows the Common Core PARCC test does not determine college readiness

Is the SBAC any different? The PARCC tests have been criticized for being administered in high-stakes circumstances before they were validated. PARCC’s rejoinder is they had content validity, meaning that the test was built according to their committee reviewed specifications. … Continue reading Study shows the Common Core PARCC test does not determine college readiness

We’re asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on Seattle Public Schools pursing alternative assessment frameworks under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The following letter was sent to each candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Their responses will be published on June 5th. -editor. Hello Candidates, My name is Carolyn Leith and am co-editor of the blog Seattle Education. I’m asking each candidate … Continue reading We’re asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on Seattle Public Schools pursing alternative assessment frameworks under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

We are asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on opting out

The following letter was sent to each candidate for Superintendent of Public instruction. Their responses will be published on May 1st. -editor. Hello Candidates, My name is Carolyn Leith and I am co-editor of the blog Seattle Education. At a … Continue reading We are asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on opting out

Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests

Parents Across America opposes both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the associated tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). We wish to place our … Continue reading Parents Across America opposes Common Core Standards, the PARCC and SBAC tests

Nova High School Common Core SBAC opt outs at 100% for 10th and 11th graders

Nova High School, an “option school” in Seattle that offers project based, student oriented learning with a focus on critical and creative thinking, broke the record in terms of opt outs in Seattle with 100% of the 10th and 11th graders opting … Continue reading Nova High School Common Core SBAC opt outs at 100% for 10th and 11th graders

Information Meeting about the Common Core SBAC Test in West Seattle

The Seattle Opt Out Group invites you to attend an informative discussion on high-stakes standardized tests, primarily the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), in Seattle Public Schools. April 21, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm South Park Neighborhood Center 8201 10th Avenue, South … Continue reading Information Meeting about the Common Core SBAC Test in West Seattle

Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing

Press conference on SBAC testing: Opt Out Movement Biggest in Seattle’s History A gathering of community groups, parents, teachers and students from across Seattle question the equity and validity of SBAC testing Garfield High School teachers and parents to announce their opposition to high stakes testing. Technological malfunctions are creating testing chaos in schools. Seattle/King County NAACP to announce position on the new SBAC exam. Opt out numbers from schools around Seattle will be revealed. Who: Parents, students and teachers from schools across Seattle, including Nathan Hale, Garfield, NOVA, Franklin, Chief Sealth, Dearborn Park, and more. Seattle Opt Out group … Continue reading Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing