ASCD Calls for Two-Year Moratorium on High Stakes Associated with Testing

Way to go ASCD.

Diane Ravitch's blog

A press release this morning from ASCD:

In a statement released today, ASCD calls on policymakers to institute a two-year moratorium on using new state standardized assessments for accountability purposes.

“This does not mean we should do away with testing,” said David Griffith, ASCD director of public policy. “But we must recognize there is an imbalance. A two-year break from the high stakes attached to the tests will allow states to administer the assessments and share the results with districts, schools, and families, while providing schools with adequate time to thoughtfully consider and address student performance.”

Read the full statement and watch a video of David Griffith discussing its contents at http://www.ascd.org/moratorium.

To learn more about the statement, the value of a new accountability model, and how educators can get involved, read the full release below or at this link: http://www.ascd.org/news-media/Press-Room/News-Releases/ASCD-demands-moratorium.aspx

Regards,

Ross

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