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Old 04-25-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Cleveland High School students protest standardized testing | OregonLive.com This is the second of these this Spring in Portland. I don't see this covered except locally.

I am interested to see if it becomes a national movement. I think the students have a valid point. Standardized tests are not complete gauges of intelligence or academic prowess. Often schools resort to teaching the tests, instead of teaching the subject.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:10 PM
 
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Woohoo! Hope this happens more and more. Standardized tests are WRONG.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: NE USA
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That's great! I hope it works out for THEM.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Is there any way to obtain any of these tests even if they are old ones that are not currently used?

Just because a test is standardized doesn't mean it is not stupid. I don't understand how they can spend so much money coming up with standardized tests but can't make a Standardized Suggested Reading List for much less, unless it is really just about the money and education is not that important.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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And in Chicago:

Chicago students boycott standardized test in protest of mass school closings
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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This began from an off shoot of the Seattle teachers protesting standardized testing.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Good. If the students and parents refuse to comply with the absurdity that defines all of this testing, then maybe the face of "education" will change!
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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That's great! I hope it works out for THEM.
I hope it spreds and works out for everyone. We are testing them to death and killing education in the process.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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When the Seattle teachers refused to give the test, I posted the news article in the "Teacher Chat" Section of our school's email system.

My principal promptly removed it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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Unfortunately, the evaluations systems are designed to badly hurt schools where this happens. It is only a matter of time before a cascade of sanctions hit these schools, forcing firings, closures, loss of funding, etc. Once those hit in force, you will see these protests end one way or another. I would not be surprised to see a state create criminal penalties for skipping a test.
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