Saturday, April 15, 2017

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Things That Make You Go, Hmmm

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Things That Make You Go, Hmmm:

Things That Make You Go, Hmmm

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Interesting but somewhat concerning article from the Chicago Tribune about students who take the state's free SAT who then find that the score appears on their transcript (whether they want it there or a not).  

While the test is designed to evaluate whether a student is prepared for college, some parents say it's unfair to rely on just one exam. They note that anything from an illness to anxiety could disrupt the test-taking process, leaving students stuck with a score that could hurt their child's chances of getting into their dream school.
Well, yeah. Some kids take the SAT multiple times.  Some do better on the ACT.  Why wouldn't the student and their parent decide what score goes to admissions offices?   Seems like this could be an opt-in thing rather than a blanket item.

Anyone heard of this for SPS?   

Jonathan Knapp, former head of the Seattle Education Association, is running to be the head of the Washington Education Association.  He has quite the interesting (and impressive) resume.  Sadly, he misspells McCleary as "McCleery,"  And he certainly wastes no words in criticizing past administrations.  

OSPI just released data on student attendance and absenteeism, saying Washington state was recently ranked second-worst in the U.S. for the number of chronically missing students.


For the 2015-16 school year, an average of 16.7 percent of students Seattle Schools Community Forum: Things That Make You Go, Hmmm:

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