I am feeling particularly proud of my school because we are getting involved in the movement against high stakes testing. As one of the top 25 schools identified in NY state as high-achieving, we are protesting the use of high stakes standardizes tests and discussing the ways in which teachers have been negatively impacted by the tests. We are giving teachers a voice in this education reform maelstrom.
Check out the event and more information here: http://www.teacherstalktesting.com/
Here is an excellent analysis of the recent release of the value-added assessments in NYC. Liz Phillips, the principal at PS 321, lays out how these scores are inaccurate and lays out the deleterious effects the scores have on high performing schools like hers.
The article, published by the NYC Public School Parents blog:
A principal at a high performing school explains why she is "absolutely sick" about the public release of the TDRs
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