Proven Facts & Valid Opinions about the Smarter Balanced Assessment

For basic information that you need to consider about the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) itself, go to our blog post as follows:

https://wapie.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/almost-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-smarter-balanced-assessment/

Here is additional information about proven facts and valid opinions about the SBA.

Question: Are the tests fair, valid, and reliable.   Here are some opinions from knowledgeable sources.
http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/sbac-tests-show-no-validity-or-reliability/

The Smarter Balanced Common Core Mathematics Tests Are Fatally Flawed and Should Not Be Used: An In-Depth Critique by Steven Rasmussen, SR Education Associates, March 2015

http://mathedconsulting.com/

How are people feeling about Spring Testing Season?  How are many people responding? 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/28/mom-my-third-grader-is-losing-6-8-weeks-this-year-to-standardized-testing-for-no-good-reason/

https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/what-i-learned-taking-the-smarter-balanced-sbac-test/

https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/common-sense-questions-about-the-common-core-test-specifically-the-sbac/

https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/48000-students-refused-the-testocracy-in-washington-state-by-opting-out-this-isnt-an-anomaly-its-an-uprising/

http://newbostonpost.com/2016/03/16/opting-out-a-civic-duty-not-civil-disobedience/

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/11/oregon_teachers_despise_the_sm.html#incart_story_package

http://media.oregonlive.com/education_impact/other/Educator%20Comments.pdf

http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-cohen-smarter-balanced-tests-teacher-evaluations-0410-20160408-story.html

WEA Surveys: 2015 & 2016

2015-wea-survey-sba-resuls

2016-wea-survey-sba-results


Over 100 Education Researchers Sign Statement Calling for Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing, SBAC // California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education

Over 100 Education Researchers Sign Statement Calling for Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing, SBAC // California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education

Is there an END GAME?  “The New SAT: Common Core sealant”
http://archive.jsonline.com/news/opinion/the-new-sat-common-core-sealant-b99672385z1-369503072.html

 

Here is an article by a retired educational measurement specialist who has served as an educational testing company executive in charge of design and development of K-12 tests widely used across the United States, as well as an adviser on the initial design and development of California’s STAR assessment system.

https://edsource.org/2014/smarter-balanced-tests-are-still-a-work-in-progress/69828

 

Learn more at the facebook page: The SBAC Truth Squad

https://www.facebook.com/SBAC-Truth-Squad-885846468153699/

 

Here is an electronic Opt Out awareness event that you can share with your friends: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1892005801032908/

***Always be an informed parent and speak with multiple people!  The decision is yours.  Remember that you can order a different kind of test on your own and administer it like the homeschoolers do.

Should your child be Opted Out?  Depends on graduation requirements for high school.  At this time, there is no Delink passed by the WA State Legislature
http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/StateTesting/default.aspx

 

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