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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Had enough of testing? Have your child boycott the upcoming field tests!

Did you think our children were done with this year’s state tests?  Next month most schools are scheduled to administer “field tests” to one or two grades in English Language Arts (ELA) or math.  
See if your child's grade and school is on the list of field tests here. Field tests are used by Pearson, the state’s test maker, to "try out" new questions for future exams.
Parents have not been notified about these additional tests, which are due to be given the week of June 3rd-7th.  
These exams do not benefit students, teachers or their school but rob our children of valuable classroom time for commercial purposes. And
there are no consequences for students who refuse to participate.
So join parents who have decided to SAY YES to Learning and NO to Field Testing! This fact sheet explains how (Spanish version here), and here is a sample letter you can send to your principal.

For more information, visit Changes the Stakes or email


TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMulgrew) said...

Is there a state list somewhere? Or is it just happening in the city?

Change the Stakes said...

The field tests are statewide. The full list of schools is available on NYSED's website,