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Seattle School District forced to evade Garfield teachers in their attempt to implement MAP test.
Quality Assessment Remains out of Reach
Teachers Maintain Boycott
District forced to back down: Suspension Threat Verbally Rescinded
Because of Garfield High School teachers’ boycott of the MAP test, Seattle School District is attempting to implement MAP testing at Garfield without teacher involvement. The administration, by order of the district office, today began to pull students out of classes to take the test that teachers maintain does not support instruction and is statistically invalid. The teachers don’t place any blame on the school’s administrators who face pressure from the SSD to implement the test. We place the blame squarely on a district that issued threats rather than listened to the professional judgment of teachers. “This move by the district won’t break our resolve to fight for quality assessment,” said Mallory Clarke, a…
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