The Answer Sheet: New Step in Revolt


Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Massachusetts professors protest high-stakes standardized tests

A coalition of more than 130 Massachusetts professors and researchers from at least 20 schools -- including Harvard -- signed a public statement opposing high-stakes standardized tests to assess students, teachers and schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Teachers refuse to give standardized test at Seattle high schools -- Update

This appears to be a first: Teachers at a high school -- Garfield in Seattle -- have decided to refuse to give mandated standardized district tests called the Measures of Academy Progress because, they say, the exams don't evaluate learning and are a waste of time.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Step in Revolt, Standardized Tests