If you agree that students do not need to be tested in grades 3-8, but rather once in elementary school, once in middle school and once in high school, please add your voice to Senate hearings currently taking place on testing. Public comment closes TODAY, Monday, Feb. 2nd. See below and spread the word.
Please take note: The US Senate is holding hearings right now about whether to continue the federal government’s requirement that EVERY public school child be tested EVERY year in grades 3-8. The Senate is considering two options: continue as is, or return to “grade span” testing. (In grade span testing, students are tested once in elementary, once in middle, and once in high school.)
We have a very narrow window in which to make our voices heard; public comment closes Monday, Feb 2. To speak out in favor of grade-span testing, sign this petition.
If you would like to know more about why many educators are speaking out for grade span testing, below are links to principal and teacher testimony before Congress: