MAP Test Boycott: WEA Ed Wire, Jan. 12-18, 2013‏

WEA Ed Wire, Jan. 12-18, 2013

Garfield High teachers won’t give required test they call flawed!
Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High are refusing to give district-required tests known as Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP, saying they are flawed exams that waste time and don’t help teachers or students. Read more in The Seattle Times …

Seattle high school’s teachers toss district’s test!
An entire school of teachers in Seattle is refusing to give students a standardized test that’s required by the district. The teachers say the test is useless and wastes valuable instructional time. Read more on NPR …

More teachers refuse to give MAP standardized test
Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School announced they will refuse to administer a standardized test that students in other high schools across the district take in January. Now, some teachers at Ballard High School and teachers at the Orca K-through-8 school are joining Garfield High School educators in refusing to administer the Measure of Academic Progress, or MAP, standardized test, given to evaluate student progress and skill in reading and math. Read more on Q13 Fox News …

Seattle Ballard High School teachers issue letter in support of MAP boycott
Teachers at nearby Ballard High School signed a letter stating support for their Garfield colleagues. Read more on Seattle Education …

Garfield High teachers refuse to use MAP test!
Well-connected Melissa Westbrook breaks the story that teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle have unanimously refused to comply with the Seattle School District’s mandate to administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. Read more on Washington Policy Center …

Seattle teachers boycott tests!
Garfield High teachers voted unanimously to boycott administration of the MAP tests. Read more on FairTest …

Boycott of Standardized Tests Spreads as Seattle Teachers Revolt
Teachers in Seattle schools refuse to administer ‘specious’ standardized tests. Will others follow their lead? Read more on Common Dreams …

Scrap the MAP!
Seattle teachers refuse to administer a punitive standardized test in first teacher resistance in a decade … investigation shows that the contract was corruptly awarded — as a no big deal — by the former Seattle schools supt. Read more on Substance News …

Susan Ohanian has this on her website: http://www.susanohanian.org/show_yahoo.php?id=798
Jesse Hagopian seems to be spokesperson. If you choose, send him “breaking bread” money tomorrow.
Garfield High School
400 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Jesse also has a petition to sign……
There will also be singing on the steps of the capitol building in Olympia, WA from 2:30 – 3:30. The more, the better!

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