Black Education / Schools : Principal says standardized testing is ‘modern-day slavery’

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Principal says standardized testing is ‘modern-day slavery


... “Public school high-stakes standardized testing is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality,” Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman says in an Aug. 31 blog entry titled “The Tyranny of Standardized Testing.” ...


http://nypost.com/2015/11/09/principal-says-standardized-testing-is-modern-day-slavery/

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Jamaal BowmanPhoto: G.N. Miller


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I hope you don't mind me making this a separate post, because this is one of the problems.

I grew up in a system of standardized testing.

How did it work.

Every school had to meet a certain level of educational standard that was tested on a national basis every time a student went from junior high to High School and again for high school graduation.

This system assured that all schools were held to the same standards. This system has been in place for as long as I remember and it works.

I will admit that it is hard to move to a standardized testing system overnight, but I'm convinced that eventually it is the way to go.

The problem is that the Teacher's Unions have been successful in framing it as an unnecessary burden on students. What they really oppose is making teachers accountable to ANY standard, to the detriment of the students.

If anyone objects to standardized testing how do you suppose we measure the students performance nationally AND the teachers' performance?

If you say it doesn't matter you are wrong because it will be manifested when the student goes to college. He/She may not be able keep up because he was educated at a lower standard! He/She may get discouraged and decide higher ed is not for them.

P.S. I'm also sick and tired of everyone and their mama equating their problem(s) to slavery.
 

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Obama administration announces new testing guidelines

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Washington (CNN)Stressed-out students nationwide, take note. Relief is on the way.

After years of complaints from teachers, parents and students alike, the Obama administration on Saturday announced new guidelines toward standardized tests, saying kids spend too much time taking "unnecessary" exams in schools.


In a Facebook video message, President Barack Obama said he hears from parents who worry about "too much testing, and from teachers who feel so much pressure to teach to a test that it takes the joy out of teaching and learning."

"I want to fix that," he said.

Read more
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/24/politics/barack-obama-teachers-testing/
 

Liberty

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The SAT and the ACT are also standardized tests.

Standardized testing has not improved student achievement.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2010/12/06/GR2010120607984.html
http://neatoday.org/2010/12/07/pisa2009/
https://quizlet.com/73612986/research-paper-sources-flash-cards/


Standardized tests are an unreliable measure of student performance
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/a...ions-reliability-single-year-test-score-gains


Standardized tests measure only a small portion of what makes education meaningful.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...ardized-testing/2011/04/14/AFNxTggD_blog.html


"Teaching to the test" is replacing good teaching practices with "drill n' kill" rote learning.
http://drdc.uchicago.edu/community/project.php?projectID=79
http://maintainqualityeducation.blogspot.com/2014_07_01_archive.html


NCLB tests are drastically narrowing the curriculum.
http://www.dianeravitch.com/Study_Guide_for_Death_and_Life.pdf
http://www.knightfoundation.org/pre...rvey-finds-teaching-to-the-test-has-negative/


Instruction time is being consumed by monotonous test preparation
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/12/u...or-some-students-attacks-lose-their-grip.html


Standardized tests are not objective
https://larrycuban.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/koretz_jhr.pdf


Standardized testing causes severe stress in younger students.
https://sites.google.com/site/measuringwhatmattersleast/types-of-evidence
http://susanohanian.org/show_atrocities.php?id=5


Older students do not take NCLB-mandated standardized tests seriously because they do not affect their grades.
http://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/205771metro08-02-04.htm





 

Aluku

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The SAT and the ACT are also standardized tests.

Standardized testing has not improved student achievement.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2010/12/06/GR2010120607984.html
http://neatoday.org/2010/12/07/pisa2009/
https://quizlet.com/73612986/research-paper-sources-flash-cards/


Standardized tests are an unreliable measure of student performance
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/a...ions-reliability-single-year-test-score-gains


Standardized tests measure only a small portion of what makes education meaningful.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...ardized-testing/2011/04/14/AFNxTggD_blog.html


"Teaching to the test" is replacing good teaching practices with "drill n' kill" rote learning.
http://drdc.uchicago.edu/community/project.php?projectID=79
http://maintainqualityeducation.blogspot.com/2014_07_01_archive.html


NCLB tests are drastically narrowing the curriculum.
http://www.dianeravitch.com/Study_Guide_for_Death_and_Life.pdf
http://www.knightfoundation.org/pre...rvey-finds-teaching-to-the-test-has-negative/


Instruction time is being consumed by monotonous test preparation
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/12/u...or-some-students-attacks-lose-their-grip.html


Standardized tests are not objective
https://larrycuban.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/koretz_jhr.pdf


Standardized testing causes severe stress in younger students.
https://sites.google.com/site/measuringwhatmattersleast/types-of-evidence
http://susanohanian.org/show_atrocities.php?id=5


Older students do not take NCLB-mandated standardized tests seriously because they do not affect their grades.
http://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/205771metro08-02-04.htm




IF standardized testing is not going to help teacher and student evaluation, what do you suggest the solution is in light of the following:

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) documented in its analysis of Chicago’s school district (sadly typical among urban districts when it comes to grading teachers) that 56 percent of principals admit to inflating teacher ratings. The reasons why are striking, and each can be traced back to the union contract:

Disturbingly, TNTP found that “between 2003 and 2006, only nine teachers [out of the district’s nearly 25,000] received two or more ‘unsatisfactory’ ratings and none was dismissed.”
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Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core - See more at:
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One of the nation's top civil rights organizations is fighting efforts by the nation's top teachers unions to prevent any significant accountability measures from being included in a major federal education funding bill.
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I searched every link for the word "curiosity". It is not in any of them.

I considered testing to be easy when I was in school. But I used science fiction to make science interesting and fun since I was in 4th grade. Of course that was not my intent when I started reading it but my so called educators only gave me 4 science fiction books to read in 12 years of EDUCATION.

So we end up with a system that produces students either eager to please teachers or bored out of their skulls and not learning much. So the standardized testing becomes a nose to the grindstone experience instead of fun.

Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19445/19445-h/19445-h.htm

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