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Opt-Out Begins

Alan Singer
Alan Singer
Daily Kos

Alan Singer, a professor in the School of Education and an expert on public education issues, discusses the movement led by education advocacy organizations to opt-out of high-stakes testing in New York school districts in his most recent article, “Opt-Out of High-Stakes Testing Begins this Week,” published on the Daily Kos.

In New York State, high-stakes “Common Core” aligned testing in grades 3-8 is begins today, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and will continue through Friday, May 11. Singer writes, “In an open letter to parents and educators, NYSUT (New York State United Teachers), the union representing New York State teachers, reports the grade 3-8 tests are ‘not measuring student performance and proficiency levels in an accurate manner.’ While graduation rates are up state wide, as is performance on high school content area ‘Regents’ exams, the common core aligned tests continually label students as ‘not proficient.’ They accuse the high-stakes assessments of harmfully mislabeling students.”

Singer previously weighed in on the effects and implications of high-stakes testing in a previous article, “High-Stakes Tests Designed to Produce Failure.”

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