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Everett teachers come out against the SBAC

From Mariner High School in Everett, Washington: A RESOLUTION OF DISAPPROVAL OF THE SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT WHEREAS, the motto of Mariner High School is to “provide an excellent education to … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teachers at Redmond Middle School Object to the Common Core SBAC

From Diane Ravitch’s Blog: Teachers in Washington State Speak Out Against Common Core Testing REDMOND, Washington-March 26, 2015-Teachers at Redmond Middle School in the Lake Washington School District have publicly … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Notes from the field: The Nathan Hale Rally

What was to be a forum presented by the League of Women Voters and the Seattle PTA with some of our state representatives there to field questions on funding for … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Join a discussion with Southeast Seattle families and teachers on Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”:

Join a discussion with southeast Seattle families and teachers Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”:   What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students? Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm Hillman … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why I opted my kids out of the SBAC.

My parents never opted me out of a standardized test. And I never thought of opting my elementary school kids out of the state MSP tests. But I’m opting out … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Common Core SBAC: Separating fact from fiction, the top ten FAQ’s and answers about opting out

  There have been a lot of questions about the Common Core Standards (CCS) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests. There have also been conflicting messages, misinformation, some … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Superintendent Nyland, threatening teachers isn’t a growth mindset.

Both of my children attend schools with amazing teachers. Educators who teach to the whole child, not just the parts which can be measured by standardized tests. That’s why it … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

46th District Seattle Democrats pass a resolution to support Nathan Hale High School teachers who do not administer the SBAC

This resolution is a shortened version of other legislative district resolutions but it does show support for the Nathan Hale teachers who choose not to administer the SBAC. I have … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Testing resistance around the country, now a national movement: A state-by-state update

#PARCCWALKOUT for updates From Fair Test with additions made in italics: Testing Resistance & Reform News As the peak of spring standardized exam season nears, parents, students, teachers, superintendents, school … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

For families in Southeast Seattle: Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”, What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students?

Join a discussion with southeast Seattle families and teachers. Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”  What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students? Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

SBAC resistance in Washington State is growing

  From the Mukilteo Education Association at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, and part of the Mukilteo School District: A RESOLUTION OF DISAPPROVAL OF THE SMARTER … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Seattle Education Association calls to suspend the SBAC

I’ve been asked where the Seattle teachers’ union, the Seattle Education Association (SEA), stands on issues that I write about. Well, they took a stand on the SBAC. This resolution … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 9 Comments
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