Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”: What are the impacts on our regions’ diverse schools and students?

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA Seattle 98118

Sponsored by parents from Dearborn Park, Hawthorne, Orca, Leschi, John Muir and Beacon Hill Elementary Schools; Families of Color Seattle; and Seattle Opt Out Group

Featuring:

Wayne Au: Wayne is a graduate of Garfield High School, a former Garfield social studies teacher, and future Seattle Public Schools parent. Currently Associate Professor at the School of Education Studies and Chair of the Campus Diversity Council at the UW Bothell, his research focuses on educational equity, high-stakes testing, curriculum theory, educational policy studies and social studies education.

Jesse Hagopian: Jesse is a graduate of Seattle Public Schools and current parent at Dearborn Park International School, teacher and Black Student Union co-advisor at Garfield High School, and editor of “More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing”

We will have an open discussion with:

  • Information on new tests required by the state and district this year
  • Effects of testing on our students, teachers and school
  • Reasons why growing numbers of parents are opting their children out of standardized testing, and how to opt out

Everyone is welcome!

We are hoping to have an engaging and informative discussion with many viewpoints represented.

If you would like an interpreter or childcare, please contact Rachel Eells at 206-372-4382 or eellsrr@gmail.com

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