We have two important dates coming up:
- Testing Task Force meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4pm in room 302. If you are interested in learning more about the changes to testing related education policy, and information about future actions please try to attend.
- 321 PTA Meeting to review the state tests on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8am in the auditorium. For the first part of the meeting, teachers can share their thoughts on standardized testing. Following that discussion, we will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions, and review some sample questions from past tests.
Did you know that while NY State ended their contract with Pearson and signed a new contract with testing company Questar, Pearson tests will still be administered in schools until 2018? Questar has never produced ELA or Math tests for grades 3-8, so it is not possible to examine the quality of their tests. Currently, Quester has contacts with just two states – New York and Mississippi.
To stay informed, sign up for the Testing Task Force mailing list HERE.