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Seattle Public School Board votes to pursue alternative to SBAC under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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In a five to one vote with Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to the SBAC based on the newly authorized ESSA. The request is to use a locally selected alternative summative assessment framework to measure achievement and student growth.

This is the wording of the request:

School Board Resolution

To follow is a video of the discussion regarding the resolution before the vote was taken:

Dora Taylor

Post Script:

In the background info about diversity of the school district, the total percentage of students of color should read 54.4% not 38.5%.

2 comments on “Seattle Public School Board votes to pursue alternative to SBAC under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

  1. rbeckley58
    June 1, 2016

    Amazing, given that’s Gates’ stomping grounds. A bad idea is still a bad idea even if it comes from someone famous.

  2. Stacie P Dern
    May 30, 2016

    Reblogged this on Dern's Discourse and commented:
    It’s time for Duval to request an alternative for the misaligned FSA. Our students deserve better.

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