In other testing news, on March 16, 2016, the Testing Task Force hosted the PTA meeting: Let’s Talk About the Tests. From 8-8:30 Teachers spoke, sharing their thoughts about high-stakes testing and how it impacts their students, teaching and classrooms. Luckily a few parents captured these moving talks on video, which you can see below. The auditorium was packed with parents and teachers. Ryan Zimmermann and Lauren Cohen led a guided discussion of some of the released ELA and Math questions, and a lively discussion followed. The first video includes the introductory remarks made by teachers between 8 and 8:30. In the second video Ryan Zimmermann and Lauren Cohen review some of the released ELA and Math questions from 2015 and 2014. You may view the slides prepared by the Testing Task Force HERE. They cover many of the topics discussed during the Q&A. We have also included video excerpts from the Q&A below.