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An alternative to high stakes testing works. New York schools have proven it.

71 percent of English language learners in New York Performance Standards Consortium schools graduated on time in 2015, versus 37 percent across New York City, where all but two of the consortium … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

95% of Garfield High School’s 11th graders have opted out of the Common Core SBAC

This just in. 95% of the Garfield High School 11th graders in Seattle have opted out of the Common Core SBAC tests. This is the same class that made history … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Opt Out Update: From the Northwest to the “anti-testing tsunami” in New York to Pennsylvania where the hallways and classroom walls are covered with brown paper for three weeks

Update to the update, April 17, 2015: Thousands of students opt out of state mandated English Language Arts exam as families from Brooklyn to Buffalo boycott tests It’s an anti-testing … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video of press conference: The King County NAACP comes out against the Common Core SBAC and Garfield High School does it again

There was a press conference this week on the growing resistance to the Common Core SBAC in Seattle. Parents, students and teachers from schools across Seattle, including Nathan Hale, Garfield, … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

One of Top Ten Op-ed’s this year: Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

  The Seattle Times just posted their top ten most-read opinion pieces of the year and Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was on the list at #8. And guess … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

The MAP has been scrapped in Seattle high schools

From the teachers at Garfield High School: At 2:06 pm on Monday, May 13th, a message from Seattle school superintendent Jose Banda stated: “High schools may opt out of MAP … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Webinar: Teacher Jesse Hagopian of Garfield High School- How it can happen at your school

A webinar with Garfield High School Teacher Jesse Hagopian A free webinar featuring Jesse Hagopian, Garfield teacher and alumnus, as he discusses the background and current state of the fight to Scrap … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seattle MAP Boycott update: Students refuse to take the MAP test

One of the main reasons the students dislike the MAP test is not only because of the waste of time, but it closes the library. We were told today that … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Seattle Teachers Maintain MAP Boycott: District forced to back down: Suspension Threat Verbally Rescinded

This just in: Seattle School District forced to evade Garfield teachers in their attempt to implement MAP test. Quality Assessment Remains out of Reach Teachers Maintain Boycott District forced to … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Action Alert! Seattle Supe forcing teachers to give MAP test today: Please sign the petition to cancel the MAP test in Seattle

This just in: According to sources at Garfield High School, the teachers will NOT administer the test today and many students will not take the MAP test in support of … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

February 6th: National Day of Action to support the MAP Boycott

On January 10th, 2013 the entire teaching faculty at Garfield High School (with only three abstentions) voted to support a boycott against administering the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). The … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott:

National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott “We demand quality assessment!” Wear Red on Wed for Ed! Scrap the MAP! What: The City-wide Scrap the MAP Organizing … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 5 Comments