Category Archives: Testing

Questions Every Public School Parent Should Be Asking Now

Originally posted on Opt Out Orlando:
It’s summer.  Report cards are out and families are on vacation. I’m glad for you if you are. Lazy days. No school days. Play days. Summer camp. Music. Mud. Hopscotch. Hanging out. Increasingly however, for…

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Common Core Regents, Our Next Concern

Amid growing concerns over Common Core State Standards across the nation, there has been little talk about the effects the new standards will have on high school students in New York State, as the NYS Regents become fully aligned with … Continue reading

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Opt Out of Field Tests, 2014

From June 2-11, select schools across New York State will be administering field tests in various grade levels. What are field tests? According to NY Stop Testing, A “field test” is an exam that Pearson uses to help create the “regular” exams … Continue reading

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Film Review for Upcoming Screening of Listen: The Movie

The exciting new documentary film, “Listen: The Movie”, will be shown on April 24 at 7:00 PM in the Shineman Chapel on the Hartwick College campus and is free and open to the public. The film maker, Ankur Singh will … Continue reading

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Refuse NYS Tests—It Will NOT Hurt Your School!

The biggest concern I hear is without a doubt the fear that opting out will hurt a school financially. This fear is what keeps parents on the fence about refusing the upcoming NYS tests in grades 3-8, which start on … Continue reading

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Educational Forum at Sherburne-Earlville high school

Video of the educational forum at Sherburne-Earlville high school: Intro. by Julie Bigger of SECS Parent Advocate Group. Betsy Bloom at 4:20 “How We Got Here” Ken Sider at 11:35 “Teacher’s Perspective & Modules” Kjersti VanSlyke at 27:40 “InBloom & data collection” Carol … Continue reading

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NYSAPE Calls for End to Verbal Refusal Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2014 More information contact: Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553-1123; nys.allies@gmail.com Jeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education http://www.nysape.org NYSAPE Calls for End to Verbal Refusal Policies NYSAPE encourages school districts to handle student … Continue reading

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