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1 October 9, 2001Berry College Defining Quality in Education Taking a Stand Against High-Stakes Testing

2 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Shall we remain silent in the presence of injustice?

3 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Primary-aged students take high- stakes tests without knowing what is at stake.

4 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Competency in reading, writing, and math is construed as an education.

5 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Standardized testing lowers levels of learning in our schools.

6 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: One-size-fits-all-at- one-point-in-time mentality rules American education.

7 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Standardized test scores correlate reliably with socio- economic status.

8 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Students are judged and sentenced by high-stakes tests when longitudinal, authentic assessments are readily available.

9 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Teachers and schools are held accountable for circumstances beyond their control.

10 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Speed and retrieval of facts (superficial engagement) are valued above mental processes and critical thinking.

11 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: The worlds leader in liberty, justice, economics, science, power, technology, medicine, foreign aid, and education condemns its teachers and schools as failures.

12 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Injustice: Between kindergarten and 12 th grade at least 100 days are committed to mandated tests in the State of Georgia. GKAP-R SAT9 ITBS CRCT AP NAEP PSAT GHSGT GADOE

13 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Finding our Voice(s) Parent Teacher TE Professional GATE GAICTE GACTE PAGE GAE Student Citizen Registered Voter

14 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Taking Action Know the facts - research Advocate authentic assessment strategies Submit editorials, commentaries, and opinions to local paper Write or visit board members, legislators, and governor Sponsor a forum, demonstration, or teach-in Print bumper stickers/signs – Standardized testing is dumbing down our schools! Challenge testing advocates Protest – invite the media Organize, petition, and boycott

15 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Resources

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19 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Talk of the Nation - NPR The Case Against Standardized Testing Alfie Kohn Standardized Minds Peter Sacks

20 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College The Way We Were? Richard Rothstein One Size Fits Few Susan Ohanian

21 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Failing Our Kids Why the Testing Craze Wont Fix Our Schools Rethinking Schools High Stakes Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation National Research Council

22 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Contradictions of School Reform Linda McNeil The Disciplined Mind Howard Gardner

23 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College None of the Above The Truth Behind the SATs David Owen w/ Marilyn Doerr Testing! What Every Parent Should Know About School Tests James Popham

24 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Testing to Learn Learning to Test Joanne Capper Gender and Fair Assessment Warren Willingham Nancy Cole

25 Defining Quality in Education October 9, 2001 Berry College Institute for Educational Accountability Martha Berry Highway P. O. Box 5011 Mount Berry, GA Fax/Phone: berry. edu


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