Research on High Stakes Testing to Cite
Refresh your memory on statements issued by professional, parent, and religious organizations on the harm done by high stakes testing. Go forth and use these resources. Do it now! Tomorrow is too late.
And if you belong to a professional organization that makes a weasel statement, demand something better.
NOTE: Every effort was made to update urls. If you don't get what you're lookiing for, enter "high stakes testing" on the site.
As you read these statements on high stakes testing, ask yourself--and ask others--what the results would be if schools spent the same money--and time--on library books that they do on test prep, testing materials, test administration, test correction.
American Evaluation Association Position Statement on HIGH STAKES TESTING In PreK-12 Education
High stakes testing leads to under-serving or mis-serving all students, especially the most needy and vulnerable, thereby violating the principle of "do no harm." The American Evaluation Association opposes the use of tests as the sole or primary criterion for making decisions with serious negative consequences for students, educators, and schools. The AEA supports systems of assessment and accountability that help education.
High Stakes Testing Statements
Sponsoring Agent: Alliance for Childhood
Sponsoring Agent: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Sponsoring Agent: The Common Sense Foundation
Sponsoring Agent: International Reading Association
Sponsoring Agent: Journals of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Sponsoring Agent: National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Sponsoring Agent: National Association of Secondary Schools Principals (NASSP)
Sponsoring Agent: National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Sponsoring Agent: National Council of Churches
Sponsoring Agent: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Sponsoring Agent: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
National Education Association (NEA)
NOTE: NEA has moved--or eliminated-- their former position statement on high stakes testing. A 'search' reveals weird results.
Sponsoring Agent: Parent and Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA has also moved--or eliminated--their statement. And who cares?
quotable statements on high stakes testing
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