We're gearing up for the May 8th Day of Action with a social media campaign, but we can't do it without you! We want to hear and amplify the voices of our frontline educators, dedicated parents, and deserving students on why you are fighting for more school funding.
We encourage you to sign-up to participate in our video and headshot campaign taking place on Monday, April 22, 2018, from 3 - 8 pm at the Portland Association of Teachers building (345 NE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97232). Please wear red, bring your signs and be ready to share your story and let your voice be heard.
PAT's Instruction and Professional Development Committee wants to gather data directly from teachers about the impact of standardized testing on instructional time.
In the Fall, we heard a lot about how long MAP tests were taking and wanted to check back in to see if the situation had improved, as teachers and students gained expertise with navigating the MAP test. In addition to MAP, we know that instructional time is impacted by other standardized tests administered during the school day, including SBA, OAKS Science, PSAT, and ACT.
We recognize that there are justifiably strong feelings around this issue. We would like to hear from everyone, no matter where you are on the spectrum of feeling and opinion about standardized testing.
There are two ways you can help us gather this information, so that we can have an accurate picture that spans the district:
- Fill out the IPD survey. It should take 5-10 minutes.
- Attend our IPD Committee meeting, Wednesday April 24th, 4:30-6:30 PM at PAT. At the meeting we will look at data and create anonymous “student testing profiles” to illustrate the actual time spent testing by real, individual students.
Please RSVP here so we can plan for materials and food.
Are you ready to engage your peers and students in bold climate justice education? Is your school community excited to join a global movement fighting for equitable solutions to the greatest challenge of our time? Join educators and youth to learn how to advocate for environmental justice in your classroom, at your school, and in your community.
Thursday, April 25th at PAT
4:00 PM Social; 4:30 – 6:00 PM Program
Food and beverages provided
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