PAT's Instruction and Professional Development Committee wants to gather data directly from teachers about the impact of standardized testing on instructional time. Please Fill out this survey. It should take 5-10 minutes.
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 this survey.
- 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.