SBAC test

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Teachers rally against Smarter Balanced test at Capitol: ‘Put the test to rest’

Teachers rally in opposition to the SBAC tests outside the State Capitol.

Hundreds of teachers, parents, teachers union leaders and students descended on the state Capitol Tuesday, objecting to the Department of Education’s use of the Smarter Balanced test associated with the Common Core Standards. Some key lawmakers, however, appear to be unmoved. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: School officials should not interfere with opting out of SBAC tests

Gov. Dannel Malloy, Interim Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell and all superintendents of schools should cease their obstruction of the rights of parents to decide whether to allow their children to sit for the SBAC test. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Parent explains why she can’t allow her children to take the SBAC test

After doing her own research for months, a Fairfield parent explains why she has no confidence in the state’s use of the SBAC test or that student privacy is adequately protected in the use of the test data. She has elected for her children not to take the test. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Yes, you CAN opt your kids out of Connecticut SBAC testing this spring!

This post is not specially written to address Common Core itself, but rather to remind all parents concerned about the data and privacy issues and content of standardized testing, that they have the right to opt their kids out of the SBAC testing –regardless of what they are told by their child’s school. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: SBAC test is part of corporate plan to discredit Connecticut public schools

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test is part a profit-motivated scheme to undermine public education and advance unregulated for-profit schools. The state should not make it so difficult for parents to opt out of this testing program. Continue Reading →

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