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Principal Writes Incredible Letter to Students Regarding ...

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Jul 17, 2014 ... After receiving their standardized test results, students at a Primary school in Lancashire, England received a letter from their principal. ... Please find enclosed your end of KS2 test results. We are very proud of you as you ...

Boosting Test Scores: "Principal" Strategies That ... - Education World

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Raising test scores is a goal at the top of all principals' lists. It's a task that ... "Our teachers know they need to come up with ways to increase the scores of the bottom 25 percent of students," explained Miller. ... "I cleared it with the district office.

Just Say No to the Test | FairTest

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“Opting out,” or refusing to take government-mandated standardized tests, is a ... Urban parents can opt out to demand an end to school closures based on test scores ... Simply send the principal a letter saying you don't want your child to take the tests. ... Report Shows Many Admissions Offices Don't Have Current ACT /SAT ...

Wrong Answer - The New Yorker

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Jul 21, 2014 ... Christopher Waller, the principal of Parks, was lauded in Atlanta, and ... School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. ... At the end of the testing week, Lewis went back to the testing office with ...

Testing To, and Beyond, the Common Core - | NAESP

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Are much broader than the standardized tests of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era. ... principal, and school evaluation—should never be based on a single test, but .... student needs at the beginning of the year and growth by the end of the year. ... YouTube · NAESP Radio · NAESP News Blog · The Principals' Of...

What galvanized standardized testing's opt-out movement | PBS ...

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May 26, 2015 ... We have had standardized testing for a fairly long time. ... robocalls before the end-of-year tests began to encourage parents to opt out. ..... him to take the test one on one in the principal's office, my activism became assured.

Standardized testing: I opted my kids out. The schools freaked out ...

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Mar 6, 2014 ... Young woman working on a standardized test ... But here was the principal herself, instantaneously calling me in response to an email ... my daughter up at middle school at 9:25 a.m. I went into the office and checked her out.

The principal who calls standardized tests 'slavery' — but uses them ...

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Nov 11, 2015 ... Jamaal Bowman, principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action in The Bronx, has some extremely harsh words for standardized testing.

A Back-to-School Conversation with Teachers and School Leaders ...

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Aug 21, 2014 ... My team and I hold regular conversations with teachers, principals and other ... The standardized tests they have today focus too much on basic skills, ... The bottom line is that educators deserve strong support as our schools ..... Shame on you, your office, and the Gates and Pearsons, dressed in sheep's ...

Leaving Behind 'No Child' - Valley News

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Feb 3, 2016 ... By the time Amanda Isabelle moved into the principal's office at ... Mascoma Valley Regional School District officials used standardized test data to ... Child Left Behind at least through the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, ...

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The high stakes of standardized tests - Schools of Thought - CNN.com

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May 17, 2012 ... Across the country, teachers, principals and parents are pushing back ... “The standardized test is just that one day snapshot at the end that then gets ... The idea of going to "the office" when your in trouble or getting an award ...

The principal perspective: full report - Center for Public Education

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Principals impact their students' outcomes, particularly at the most ... points on standardized tests in just one year (Waters, Marzano and McNulty 2003). ... Today, principals must spend much more time in classrooms than in the office, and they .... higher end of that spectrum (Beteille, Kalogrides and Loeb 2011, Boyd, et al.

8th Grader Suspended for Informing Classmates of Standardized Test

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Mar 2, 2015 ... "I was sent to the principal's office for an hour and 20 minutes and then at the end of the day she ended up suspending me." The school district ...