As ISAT and PSAE loom, Chicago needs to establish parents' and children's rights in all CPS testing programs
Chicago parent and teacher Sharon Schmidt made a short, pointed presentation to the Chicago Board of Education. and just look at the attention she got.
After I spoke, the vice-president of the Chicago Board of Education, Clare Munana, the Chief Executive Officer of the public schools Ron Huberman, and the Chief Education Officer Barbara Eason Watkins engaged in conversation with me.
Munana said I was right, that parents need information and they will do better giving it.
Eason Watkins said a lot of the testing choices are made by the local schools and that results are being given of Learning First tests with report cards so that parents can see how their children are doing.
Huberman said the Scantron tests and others are online and will give teachers immediate feedback. When he mentioned that I told him that I was confused about the Scantron test and wondered how often it was being administrated. He said that that was still being worked out. I reiterated that parents need the choice to opt out of excessive testing.
After my presentation they had me meet with a woman from Eason Watkins office, named Angie Alleman. She is a person I will try to work with to obtain information that I can share in Substance.
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