Although high-stakes high-pressure testing is a big part of our educational system, it turns out that standardized testing has some drawbacks. Here's a look at what's wrong with standardized testing according to FairTest:
Here's an informative PDF with information on testing and young children put together by FairTest and Defending The Early Years.
Here are some general guidelines for parents considering opting their children out of standardized testing. The PDF was put together by United Opt Out. Check out more information on why and how to opt out here.
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 … Continue reading Just Say No To The Test