Tag Archives: Testing

Education News Scoop Jan.12, 2019

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, … Continue reading

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How High the Bar?

From the National Superintendents Roundtable: How High the Bar? is a joint project of the National Superintendents Roundtable and the Horace Mann League. The report sheds light on common school accountability benchmarks in the United States, asking how well students … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners Required to Test Twice a Year as Seattle “Rises” to Data Driven Education,

Seattle’s short-lived victory over standardized testing has come to a screeching halt. In March 2013, as a result of a very impressive boycott of the districts MAP test by both students and teachers alike, Superintendent of Seattle Schools, Jose’ Banda … Continue reading

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The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test Just Launched 3/29/13; Parents try it free!!

It is time everybody! The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has launched their smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test!! Originally scheduled to launch Wednesday, May 29, 2013, it is already up and ready for anyone to try out. Why am I so … Continue reading

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Senator Maria Cantwell’s response to email about Common Core stating “Separate standards for ELL and students with disabilities”

A fellow group member in the fight to Stop Common Core State Standards in WA contacted Senator Maria Cantwell via email and received quite an interesting response. Here it is: Dear Mr. _, Thank you for contacting me regarding the … Continue reading

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Is your school taking the Smarter Balanced Pilot Test? What is it and how to opt out

Ah, it is Spring in Washington State, the days are brighter, the weather is changing (sometimes multiple times a day), and our kids are once again gearing up for the last standardized test of this school year, the MSP/HSPE/EOC (last 2 are … Continue reading

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