Opt Out FACT – SBAC test will be unfairly used in Connecticut’s teacher-evaluation process
As more and more parents understand, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Testing program unfairly discriminates against poor students, students who aren’t fluent in the English language and students who require special education services. It serves no useful purpose in today’s classrooms and certainly should not be used as a “high-stakes” test and punish program.
To make matters worse, as part of Governor Dannel Malloy’s “education reform” initiative, the SBAC test will be used as part of Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system despite the fact that the test is developmentally inappropriate for many students and fails to adequately measure what is really being taught in Connecticut’s classrooms.
As Teacher Development Specialist, Kate Field, explained in a an April 2016 CT Mirror article,