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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:48 PM

Teachers At Two Seattle High Schools Refuse To Administer ‘Unwanted’ Standardized Test

Bravo. Let's hope it's a movement. Remember, in Finland they eliminated high stakes testing.

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In Seattle, teachers at Garfield High School actually decided to refuse to administer the local “Measures of Academic Progress” (MAP) standardized test. Soon after, teachers at nearby Ballard High School decided to refuse to administer the test as well.

The teachers write in an open letter that the test “remains unwanted and unneeded and unsolicited by SPS professional classroom educators,” and that it has no bearing on the students’ graduation or course credits.

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http://boldprogressives.org/teachers-at-two-seattle-high-schools-refuse-to-administer-unwanted-standardized-test/

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:50 PM

1. I've been thinking about this.

Teachers can stand up against bad education practice, if they do so in a large organized way.

Way to go, Seattle!

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:52 PM

3. What I heard was that in Britain

There was a widespread revolt by teachers against testing about a decade ago, which forced the government to rebuild the curriculum.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:27 PM

4. Our new standards will do this to some extent

in the next few years.

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Response to BadgerKid (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:52 AM

5. Britain or US? nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:50 PM

2. It's a movement!

 

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