Sunday, March 26, 2017

STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS

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STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS


Proposed STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS

Parents Have A Right To Opt Out of Standardized Testing .





Current STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL OF RIGHTS

High-quality tests that accurately assess student learning and help teachers understand how to improve instruction are an essential part of an excellent education. But too many students are spending too many hours on ineffective test prep drills and low quality tests.
We believe standardized tests should be in service of instruction, not vice versa. Tests should be fair, reliable, relevant, and aligned to high-quality standards, and students must have the resources and supports they need to learn and thrive.

Students have the right to…
... Tests that provide an objective measure of progress toward college-and career-readiness.

... Testing schedules, policies, and practices that contribute to meaningful teaching and learning.

... Have student learning assessed based on an array of measures.

... An education free of excessive test prep.

... Have their personally identifiable information protected.

... Fair, reliable, and unbiased tests used for their intended purposes.
Teachers have the right to…
... Tests that provide an objective measure of progress toward college-and career-readiness.

... Timely data that measure what the student has learned, help them diagnose student needs and improve instruction.

... Professional development, high quality curricula, and the time and supports needed to teach and prepare their students.

... Have test scores be only one of an array of measures of student learning in accountability systems.

... Have their personally identifiable information protected.
Parents have the right to...
... Know if their child is making progress each year and on track to graduate from high school ready for college, career and citizenship.

... Clear, comparable data about school performance.

... Know the amount of instructional time being used to deliver and prepare for standardized tests, as well as the purpose and timing of standardized tests.

... Detailed, clear and timely results from standardized tests.

... Have their child’s personally identifiable information protected.

... Regular communication about their child’s progress and well-being. 

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