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Teachers at Schmitz Park Elementary School join with Nathan Hale in concerns on the reliability and validity of the SBAC

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The following letter was sent on March 5, 2015:

March 5, 2015

Dear Principal Hudson and the Nathan Hale Senate:

We, the undersigned teachers of Schmitz Park, join with the Nathan Hale Senate in its concerns over the validity, reliability, and equity of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) including the questionable cut score strategy.  Like the Nathan Hale Senate, we are also concerned with the loss of instructional time devoted to this questionable test.  We stand with you in asserting a commitment to a judicious use of valid, reliable, and equitable assessments.  We urge parents to inform themselves about the tests their children are taking and the validity of those tests.

Thank you for putting students first.

Sincerely,
(signed by the majority of teachers at Schmitz Park)

Post Script:

For more on Nathan Hale High School, see Nathan Hale High School says “No!” to the Common Core Standards SBAC.

Dora Taylor

2 comments on “Teachers at Schmitz Park Elementary School join with Nathan Hale in concerns on the reliability and validity of the SBAC

  1. Pingback: Assessment Season to Open | Stop Common Core in Washington State

  2. Sarah
    March 8, 2015

    To those brave enough to take a stand- Thank you!

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