This is a true example of COURAGE! We should all look to this example of how we should be standing up against these useless tests (STAR included Morris, NY)

Seattle Education

December 21, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

We, the Garfield teachers, respectfully decline to give the MAP test to any of our students.  We have had different levels of experiences with MAP in our varied careers, have read about it, and discussed it with our colleagues.  After this thorough review, we have all come to the conclusion that we cannot in good conscience subject our students to this test again.  This letter is an objection to the MAP test specifically and particularly to its negative impact on our students.  Here are our reasons:

  • Seattle Public School staff has notified us that the test is not a valid test at the high school level.  For these students, the margin of error is greater than the expected gain.  We object to spending time, money, and staffing on an assessment even SPS agrees is not valid.
  • We are not allowed to see…

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