Just Say No To The Test

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According to FairTest, the national center for fair & open testing, “Testing overuse and misuse is damaging public education. It eats up classroom time, narrows curriculum and drives many students out of school. It perpetuates a false narrative of failure and puts schools in low-income communities at risk of closure or privatization.”

Some quotes about standardized tests:

According to Truth In American Education, reasons for opting out include1:

  • Confusing questions
  • Complex format
  • Computer use
  • Religious reasons
  • Data collection on students and families
  • Assessments have no evidence proving validity or reliability
  • Misguided focus on assessments rather than academic content instruction
  • Teacher evaluations tied to assessments that are not valid or reliable
  • Assessments and preparation for them take away time from quality instructional experiences
  • ELA and Math are emphasized while other subjects are neglected
  • Developmentally inappropriate

Here’s information from FairTest on why and how to opt out of testing:

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Notes

  1. https://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-assessments/opt-info/
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