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In deciding whether or not to opt their children out of high-stakes testing, parents need only consider one fundamental question:
Is completing this test beneficial to my child?
If not, then opt out.
Louisiana parents of children in public school grades 3 through 8 are facing this question as the week of March 16, 2015, nears. That is the week that students are scheduled to take their first week of tests that the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is calling “PARCC” tests. Louisiana has no legitimate contract with Pearson, the official PARCC vendor, and LDOE has produced no official agreement regarding the details of any formal arrangement connecting Louisiana testing in 2014-15 with Pearson. In fact, all that state board members have to go on is Louisiana State Superintendent John White’s “trust me.”
Even if White were trustworthy (which heisnot), the failure of a state…
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Pearson is deeply in cahoots with ACT and hence highs stakes testing. I have worked with a ACT high stakes testing program more high school kids and adults and I have extremely mixed feelings regarding most HST. I would opt out my kids if they were still in school for sure. Kids have enough pressures on them from too many angles. Why label our kids starting at a very young age from something like HST.
I am not at liberty to say more due to the simple fact I may need to work in a related field.
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Thanks for your input. I despise the labeling. I can only see this from a parent’s standpoint but I believe what they are doing is creating a permanent caste system. Don’t like it at all.
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