Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother Crusader: Are Children Being Used As Pawns In The Game Of High Stakes Testing?

Mother Crusader: Are Children Being Used As Pawns In The Game Of High Stakes Testing?:


Are Children Being Used As Pawns In The Game Of High Stakes Testing?


Today marks the end of NJASK testing for 7th and 8th graders in New Jersey, with 5th and 6th graders in the hot seat next week. NJ parents across the state are opting their children out, and we are working together to find ways to make the experience as smooth as possible for our children.

NJ mom Lisa Grieco-Rogers has chosen to have her 6th grade child opt out, but her 4th grade child will take the test. She explains that her daughter is a strong student and has taken the NJASK in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. This year her daughter has already sat through end of the marking period tests, district placement tests and now weeks of test prep.

Grieco-Rogers asks, "when is enough, enough?"


Guest post from Lisa Grieco-Rogers  

 

We can all appreciate the need for standards and guidelines and the people that must enforce them.  However, when the pendulum swings too far and these standards and guidelines become counterproductive, 

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