standardized test http://kuow.org en An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test http://kuow.org/post/education-reporter-puts-himself-standardized-test What are the two most feared — most reviled — words in the English language?<p>"Tax day," maybe? Or "traffic jam"?<p>"Pink slip" still connotes an awful brand of helplessness, even though, I assume, most Americans who get pink-slipped these days never see a pink slip.<p>No, my vote is for "standardized test."<p>That's right. You felt it, didn't you? Shivers up the spine. The stab of a No. 2 pencil. And oh! Those monstrous, monotonous bubbles. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 editor 32165 at http://kuow.org An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test Washington Teachers' Union Supports Families Opting Out Of State Testing http://kuow.org/post/washington-teachers-union-supports-families-opting-out-state-testing <p>The state’s largest teachers’ union has passed a motion to support parents and students who opt out of statewide standardized tests. The union also promotes opting out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium state test coming next school year to align with the new Common Core State Standards. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:10:57 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 32088 at http://kuow.org Washington Teachers' Union Supports Families Opting Out Of State Testing Superintendent Randy Dorn On Meeting Federal Evaluation Standards http://kuow.org/post/superintendent-randy-dorn-meeting-federal-evaluation-standards <p>David Hyde talks with State Superintendent Randy Dorn about meeting federal teacher evaluation requirements and why Washington might lose their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:53:46 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 24851 at http://kuow.org Superintendent Randy Dorn On Meeting Federal Evaluation Standards District Says Teachers Who Boycotted Test Won’t Be Punished http://kuow.org/post/district-says-teachers-who-boycotted-test-won-t-be-punished <p><font size="2">The superintendent of Seattle Public Schools said no teachers will be disciplined for refusing to give students the district-wide Measures of Academic Progress test. </font><font size="2">The district got international attention after dozens of teachers at several schools boycotted the test this winter, calling</font><font size="2">&nbsp;it a waste of time and money.</font> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:58:45 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 10615 at http://kuow.org Many Wash. 12th Graders May Not Graduate Due To New Math Standards http://kuow.org/post/many-wash-12th-graders-may-not-graduate-due-new-math-standards <p></p><p><font size="4"><sup>With high school graduation ceremonies just three months away, nearly 15,000 Washington high school seniors have yet to pass the newest addition to the state's graduation requirements. </sup></font></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:33:39 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 9962 at http://kuow.org MAP Test Finally Given At Garfield High, But Few Students Show Up http://kuow.org/post/map-test-finally-given-garfield-high-few-students-show <p></p><p>Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda directed administrators at Garfield High School to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test Tuesday despite a mass boycott by the school’s teachers.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:32:58 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 7755 at http://kuow.org District Threatens Suspensions, Seattle Teachers Continue Test Boycott http://kuow.org/post/district-threatens-suspensions-seattle-teachers-continue-test-boycott <p></p><p>The Seattle School District warned teachers Wednesday they face a 10 day suspension without pay if they refuse to give students the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The announcement came nearly&nbsp;two weeks after the teaching staff at Garfield High School announced they were refusing to give students the district-wide MAP test.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:45:14 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 7060 at http://kuow.org District Threatens Suspensions, Seattle Teachers Continue Test Boycott District May Suspend Teachers Who Won't Give MAP Test http://kuow.org/post/district-may-suspend-teachers-who-wont-give-map-test <p>The Seattle School District announced Wednesday that teachers may be suspended for 10 days without pay if they fail to give students the Measures of Academic Progress test. Following the announcement, teachers rallied outside district headquarters to demand that the district stop using the MAP test.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:28:54 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 7053 at http://kuow.org District May Suspend Teachers Who Won't Give MAP Test Orca K-8 Teachers Join MAP Test Boycott http://kuow.org/post/orca-k-8-teachers-join-map-test-boycott <p>Teachers at Orca K-8 school in Seattle say they will boycott the same standardized test that Garfield High School teachers came out against last week.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:09:44 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 6575 at http://kuow.org Orca K-8 Teachers Join MAP Test Boycott More Seattle Teachers Saying No To Standardized MAP Test http://kuow.org/post/more-seattle-teachers-saying-no-standardized-map-test <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A group of teachers at Ballard High School in Seattle has come out in support of Garfield High School teachers' refusal to give students the district-mandated Measures of Academic Progress standardized test. The teachers say the test is useless and shouldn't factor in to teacher evaluations. Ross Reynolds talks with educators and education experts on both sides of the issue.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6542 at http://kuow.org More Seattle Teachers Saying No To Standardized MAP Test Seattle Superintendent And Testing Company Defend Standardized Test http://kuow.org/post/seattle-superintendent-and-testing-company-defend-standardized-test <p></p><p>Seattle Public Schools officials and&nbsp;the company that produces the <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid=&amp;pageid=219359">Measures of Academic Progress </a>(MAP) test&nbsp;are defending the school district's use of the standardized test&nbsp;after&nbsp;Garfield High School teachers refused&nbsp;to give it to their students this quarter.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:19:18 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 6548 at http://kuow.org Seattle Superintendent And Testing Company Defend Standardized Test Teachers At Seattle School Refuse To Give Standardized Test http://kuow.org/post/teachers-seattle-school-refuse-give-standardized-test <p></p><p>Teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle say they have voted overwhelmingly to refuse to administer a district-wide standardized test. A statement from Garfield teachers called the test a waste of time and money.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:38:54 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 6403 at http://kuow.org Teachers At Seattle School Refuse To Give Standardized Test Shake Off That SAT Stress http://kuow.org/post/shake-sat-stress <p><em><a href="http://kuow.org/radioactive">RadioActive </a>youth producer Evan Adams is a junior at Garfield High School in Seattle. He is stressing about taking the SAT because he wants to get into the college of his dreams, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But MIT requires high SAT scores, and Evan struggles with tests. He shares his story.</em></p><p>Right now at school I get OK grades — I'm working to get all As. But I have pretty much failed every major test since the beginning of sixth grade despite the countless hours I have spent studying for the tests.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:04:02 +0000 Evan Adams & RadioActive Youth Media 5188 at http://kuow.org Shake Off That SAT Stress