Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme - Wait What?

Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme - Wait What?:

Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme


We are once again coming up on the time of year that Connecticut public school students will be told to stop learning and start testing.
Students in grades 3-8 and high school juniors will have their time and attention diverted from instructional activities in order prepare and take the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) test and the SAT.
These tests are useless and unscientific.  They fail to provide teachers and parents with any useable information about how to improve teaching or about their student’s real academic performance in relation to what is actually being taught in Connecticut’s classrooms.
Equally disturbing, these unfair and discriminatory tests are being used to categorize, rank and punish students, teachers and public schools.
As Wendy Lecker explained her in her recent piece, Failed common core SBAC/SAT tests punish students by Wendy Lecker,
Neither the SBAC nor the SAT is valid to measure student “growth.”
Administrators overwhelmingly agree that the SBAC and SAT are not user-friendly for students with disabilities or English Language Learners.
They are a worthless measure of how students are doing with what is actually taught in Connecticut classrooms.
And most troubling of all, the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test is literally designed to fail many Time to protect your children by opting them out of the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory SBAC testing scheme - Wait What?:


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