Monday, October 28, 2013

NY Principals Write Open Letter to Parents about Testing

The controversy surrounding what many see as too much required NYS testing of students in grades 3-8 continues to swirl. Accusations that the only real beneficiary is the corporate testing industry resonate with many. A group called NY Principals just released the following letter to parents to explain the principals' perspective on student testing.

Among the assertions:
  1. Too much testing
  2. Tests are too long
  3. Poor questions
  4. Tests putting financial strain on schools
  5. The achievement gap is widening
It is worth taking a look at the full letter to read, in more detail, the concerns being voiced.

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