Category Archives: SBAC

A Teacher’s Professional Conscience: Objecting to the Assessments

I have had the immense fortune of being able to be in front of children for 25 years, as of this year, as a teacher in many different capacities. It truly humbles me to know that for 25 years, parents … Continue reading

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Opt Out Season is Upon Us

Assessment season is here.  That signals the beginning of the Opt Out season.  Interested parents may want to read the Opt Out Info page. The Network for Public Education (NPE) Calls for a National Opt Out.  The NPE is supporting … Continue reading

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SBAC: Quagmire of Poor Technological Design

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  In the last 10 years, so many changes have taken place in education it is hard to keep up with everything.  And the changes just keep coming at an every quickening pace.  Assessments have changed and continue to change … Continue reading

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Conservatives for Exit Exams: A lesson in high-stakes testing

Why conservatives should celebrate, not bemoan, the passage of California’s SB 172 eliminating exit exams. Breann Treffry Opt Out Spokane Washington State Against Common Core There seems to be some confusion among conservatives regarding recent developments in education reform. As … Continue reading

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48,000+ WA Students Refused Testocracy–Here are the Opt-Out Numbers for Seattle

This is a re-posting of an article published on Seattle Education.  It is re-posted here with permission of the author, Carolyn Leith, and Dora Taylor who maintains Seattle Education. Seattle opt-out numbers for 2014-2015. It’s on! Seattle had an incredible … Continue reading

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What Ails Nevada? Starvation?

I would rather ask, “What Ales Nevada?” but that would quench a thirst and not satisfy the driven need to consume vast quantities of data, much of which is indigestible. What in the world am I talking about? There are … Continue reading

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