November 17, 2017

More Educators Boycott Standardized Tests

Unknown-1Teachers at Garfield High School, Seattle’s largest high school, said in December that they would take a pass on giving the latest Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, a diagnostic tool that also screens students for remedial or gifted classes.

Given several times a year, it’s also used indirectly to rate teachers, but Garfield teachers say it’s not aligned to the state curriculum and produces “meaningless” results. They have until Feb. 22 to administer the test or face unpaid suspension. Read more

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