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December 19, 2013

Moratorium on High-Stakes Consequences for Standardized Testing

Source: NYSUT Communications

NYSUT officers and leaders are making a strong case for a three-year moratorium on the use of state assessments for high-stakes consequences for students and teachers, saying that a mid-course correction is essential for restoring confidence in the Common Core State Standards. "We're supportive of the potential of the Common Core, but New York's implementation plan was ill-conceived from day one," said NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi. The call for a moratorium headlines the many salvos from NYSUT members, leaders, parents and administrators demanding the new standards be fully and properly implemented, evaluated and corrected before they are used to place and label students or used for high-stakes consequences. Following are links to more information and action steps.


Put on the brakes: Why we're calling for a moratorium on high-stakes consequences

By Sylvia Saunders - NYSUT United - Dec. 18, 2013

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The drumbeat demanding a moratorium on high-stakes consequences from state standardized tests is getting louder and stronger. In Day of Action activities around the state on Dec. 9, educators, parents and community members urgently sounded the call for state policymakers to make much-needed course corrections and focus on teaching and learning - not testing. Read more

Take Action: Sign the Letter to the Regents

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Build on the Day of Action. Call on the Regents and Commissioner King to put the brakes on high-stakes consequences to standardized testing for students and educators. Sign it.

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