Retweet to @aurorak12 please re: PARCC incentives at Jewell Elementary
If you read my post from last Sunday you will know that there is currently a PARCC incentive plan afoot in my former school, Jewell Elementary in the Aurora Public School District. The plan will reward students who show great effort on PARCC and who attend on all testing days. It will punish children who do not show great effort. It will punish students whose parents have opted them out.
As you can imagine, the children who don't show great effort will be the children who are struggling in some shape or form, whether it be due to problems at home, stresses at school, lack of food, fatigue, emotional and behavioral needs that are not addressed, the list goes on. So, our neediest children who test will be punished for lack of effort. The opt out students will be punished because their parents are refusing to allow their children to participate.
This week has been a week of attempting to shut this PARCC incentive plan down. You can read more about it in these links:
Washington Post (Answer Sheet w/Valerie Strauss)
And Peter Greene did a nice piece about testing bribes here.
Currently there are lots of rumors running around so it's hard to know how this will be resolved. These PARCC incentives are not in compliance with the House Bill 15-1323 which was passed in 2015. There is some indication that Aurora believes they have skirted the law Peg with Pen: Retweet to @aurorak12 please re: PARCC incentives at Jewell Elementary: