Confusion abounds in our State of SC...especially when it comes to what a teacher tells you when you want to "refuse" the test because you don't believe taking these high stakes tests are in your child's best educational interests.... And yet we have schools organizing pep rallies and videos to apply pressure on them to "do their best"...even those these tests have never been validated as being a true measure of a child's abilities... ... See MoreSee Less
21 hours ago ·
We had a parent contact us with the following message... "My child has been on a medical diagnosis permanent home-bound since March 14th and I had his school send me over 20 emails pressing me to bring him in for South Carolina Ready testing and for the upcoming ones in May even though his Dr backed me in saying he shouldn't take it... my child has always tested out in the 98 to 99 percentile and the harassment I got from the school has been ridiculous... after 20 emails they just sent me forms that I could opt out my son today..." She stated she was so excited to find our page and read all the posts that made her feel more justified and not alone. So I am sharing her story in hopes more of you will understand how we have GOT TO CHANGE things in SC when it comes to forcing every child to take these high stakes tests! ... See MoreSee Less
"With so many problems, serious questions on the validity of the tests and the continuing and confusing delays, I'm really glad to see that the state Department of Education finally listened to parents from across Tennessee," she said.....loved that statement! ... See MoreSee Less
Parents react to Tennessee's decision to cancel standardized testing
Elementary and middle school students in Hamilton ...
24 hours ago ·
While teachers in Anderson County are making silly videos to "pump up their students for testing," in neighboring Oconee County this teacher risks her job to protect her students from the controversial standardized testing. ... See MoreSee Less
Upstate teacher on leave after writing controversial letter
An Upstate special education teacher says she was ...
2 days ago ·
"You've been practicing ALL YEAR long"...wow...I thought they were supposed to be learning not practicing for a test! http://wyff4.com/news/anderson-county-teachers-make-music-video-to-pump-up-students-for-testing/… ... See MoreSee Less
Anderson County teachers make music video to pump up students for testing
Cedar Grove teachers make a music video to the tun...