Here is the link to PAA’s testing webinar which took place on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Our guests were:
Sarah Richardson, teacher at Garfield High School and part of the MAP test boycott
Monty Neill, Executive Director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). Dr. Neill authored Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom School and System Reform, and Testing Our Children: A Report Card on State Assessment Systems, the first comprehensive evaluation of all 50 state testing programs.
Tim Slekar, a former public school teacher and now an associate professor of teacher education. Dr. Slekar is also co-host of At the Chalk Face and a founder of United Opt Out National.
The discussion covered:
- How high stakes testing got started.
- Methods to fairly evaluate a teacher in the classroom.
- Opting your student out of high stakes testing, why and how.