Parents are opting out. Teachers are crying foul. Legislators are demanding accountability from the Delaware DOE. Schools are overwhelmed. Students are walking out of schools across the country. We are in test overload as a country. So what is the DOE, members of the 148th General Assembly, and Governor Markell’s response? Ease the problems by taking away what is surrounding the Smarter Balanced Assessment but by all means keep the test intact.
So who is this “small group” of legislators who have had closed-door meetings with the Delaware DOE? Why is there no transparency with these discussions with parents or other stakeholders aside from DSEA or the Delaware PTA?
This is what you are going to see: more “extensions” for teacher accountability, a push to decrease the other tests students get during the school year, downplaying the parent opt out movement by making the Smarter Balanced Assessment less than what it is…
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