Say NO to the unfair Common Core SBAC testing scam
SBAC testing season is, once again, taking shape across Connecticut. Rather than focus on lessons and learning, Connecticut’s public schools will be wasting massive amounts of time and resources on the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test. It is a scheme that not only wastes time and money but damages education by artificially labeling and judging children, teachers and public schools.
The responsible course of action it to refuse to allow your children to be used by the corporate education reform industry and those that are committed to their destructive strategies.
Opt your students out by telling your school that your child will not be taking the Common Core SBAC test this year.
Change the Stakes, a New York based pro-public education advocacy group, provides Eight Reasons to Opt Out of SBAC testing. Change the Stakes explains;
- When students, teachers and schools are rewarded for high test scores and punished for low ones, the tests themselves become the focus of education. Class time is devoted to test prep, which robs children of their natural desire to learn.
- The state exams test only two subjects: English and math. That encourages schools to give less time to social studies, music, art, world languages, physical education, and even science.
- High-stakes testing undermines important learning. In its 2011 report to Congress, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed America’s test-based accountability systems and concluded, “There are little to no positive effects of these systems overall on student learning and Say NO to the unfair Common Core SBAC testing scam - Wait What?: