National Association of Secondary Schools Principals Endorses Resolution on High Stakes Testing


The nation’s leading association of high school principals joined the growing movement to end the way the nation’s policy-makers are imposing crippling high-stakes tests regimes on the nation’s schools. Diane Ravitch spoke to the group before a nearly unanimous vote of support the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing

Seventeen Florida school boards have adopted the measure with Hillsborough to make it 18 on July 17. The addition of the board which oversees Tampa schools is particularly noteworthy as it is where the much ballyhooed Gates initiative is taking place and its teachers are evaluated through a value-added system (VAM) largely dependent on test scores. This joinder of the Hillsborough board is a signal that the Gates experiment isn’t working out.

About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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One Response to National Association of Secondary Schools Principals Endorses Resolution on High Stakes Testing

  1. John Young says:

    Reblogged this on Transparent Christina.

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