Testing Expert Tells CT Legislators About Value of CEA Proposal

“Parents, students, and teachers are currently rising in rebellion against the overuse and misuse of standardized tests,” Dr. Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, told the legislature’s Education Committee this afternoon. Neill said, “CEA has proposed a rich, flexible yet strong set of proposals that would take the…

Other States Are Moving Forward with Plans to Reduce High-Pressure Testing: CT Can Join Them

In testimony before the Education Committee tonight, CEA leaders will bust the myth that the U.S. Department of Education is not open to flexibility to address the excessive testing and test prep hurting schoolchildren in Connecticut. CEA President Sheila Cohen says, “The assertion that Connecticut must have the SBAC test has assumed mythic proportions. It…

Teachers Talk with Legislators

Have you met with your state representative or state senator recently? With just two and a half months left in the legislative session, elected officials need to hear from teachers in order to get education policy right. Educators in West Hartford recently met with their state senator and representatives to discuss a wide variety of…