Protecting Our Children & Reclaiming Our Classrooms

As most of you know, the PARCC assessments were replaced by assessments “to be developed” by testing vendor American Institutes for Research (A.I.R.), who also administers the Ohio Social Studies and Science assessments. This replacement of PARCC does nothing but change vendors. The tests are still high-stakes, still collect data, and are still aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The only good news is the tests will be shorter AND students, teachers, and school districts have already been given safe harbor from the results of these tests. This means NO CONSEQUENCES will be handed out to students, teachers, and school districts. The NEA (National Education Association) also passed a resolution in support of opting out of the national assessments.

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