Gaining Momentum in an uphill climb

http://fairtest.org/more-500000-refused-tests-2015

MORE THAN 675,000 STUDENTS REFUSED STATE TESTS ACROSS U.S. IN 2015;

EVEN BROADER PROTESTS PLANNED FOR SPRING 2016 EXAM SEASON

GROWING OPT-OUT MOVEMENT SPURS ASSESSMENT REFORMS

This opt-out movement is a concrete example of coloring outside the lines and here are a few reasons why we should.

  • Imprecise measure of real learning
  • Waste of precious time
  • Waste of precious resources
  • A socio-economic sorter of the worst kind with no viable remedy
  • Consumerism and profiteering at the expense of children
  • Does not measure improvement over time
  • Biased, flawed, and skewed to weed out different kinds of learners
  • Restricts teaching and learning
  • Inhibits creativity and imagination
  • Parents, teachers, and other bright people…add your reasons here…

 

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