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End high-stakes testing

I’ve been educating policymakers about the use standardized testing as a tool of eugenics since 2016. Persistent testimony at the school board, State Board of Education and the state legislature has led to legislation and administrative policy changes that discontinue use of Oregon Kindergarten Assessment, Smarter Balanced Assessment and Essential Learning Skills assessments. Please read […]

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January 12, 2016 Salem-Keizer School Board

Parents worry about high-stakes testing at school and there’s something you can do about it – opt out. This year, the Student Assessment Bill of Rights requires schools to notify parents about opting students out of statewide summative testing. Administration, costs, name, type are to be included in the notification, along with the opt-out form […]

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January 8, 2016 Letter to Statesman Journal

If you are a parent worried about high-stakes testing at school, there’s something you can do about it – opt out. The Student Assessment Bill of Rights, passed by the 2015 Oregon Legislature, requires schools to notify parents about opting student out of statewide summative testing. Administration, costs, name, type are included in the notification, […]

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