Hello Parents!

You may have heard some wacky claims coming from state and city officials this year about supposed fixes to high-stakes testing. Don’t believe the hype. In April 2016:

Students will still take tests with questions developed by for-profit Pearson.
Teachers will still be evaluated based on student test scores.

And, most importantly, high-stakes testing is still ruling our classrooms and schools.

If you are new to the opt out issue, check out:

We also have a 15-minute video that provides key background on high-stakes-testing in New York State. Listen to podcasts? This primer is available as a downloadable mp3 as well.

HOW TO OPT OUT OF THE NY STATE TESTS from Shoot4Education on Vimeo.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Invite parents from your school to one of these forums — or hold one of your own! Email us if you need a speaker: nycoptout (at) gmail.com.

 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
CEC District 3 “Conversation About Testing”
PS185/208 Auditorium
21 West 111th Street bet. 5th Ave & Lenox/Malcolm X Blvd.
Manhattan (map)


SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Please Join NYS Senator Bill Perkins, 30th District and Education Committee, CB10 for a discussion with concerned parents and community leaders regarding the ins and outs with students “opting out” of the upcoming NYS Common Core Tests
10 am
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 West 125th Street (map)
Conference Room B
RSVP to Cordell Cleare at 212.222.7315
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