Chief Sealth Resolution Concerning the MAP Test

Seattle Education

ImageChief Sealth High School teachers just issued the following resolution:

Whereas, the students, parents, teachers & staff find the MAP test to be negatively costly in the amount of educational time, money and resources required for its administration;

Whereas, the Seattle Public Schools and its teachers already administer the HSPE, the End of Course exams, the DAPE, in addition to the many classroom-based assessments and placement tests in subject areas;

Whereas, we as educators are committed to eliminating the achievement gap and believe the expenditure of resources on the MAP would be more appropriately and effectively used in direct instruction and support of students;

Whereas, the MAP test is not a useful tool to inform instruction of secondary school students;

Whereas, the MAP test is not connected to our curricula;

Whereas, the MAP test has been re-purposed by district administration to form part of a teacher’s evaluation, which is contrary…

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One thought on “Chief Sealth Resolution Concerning the MAP Test

  1. Superintendent,

    Enough of evaluating teachers (and punishing schools and students) with high-stakes standardized testing!

    On behalf of Portland Communities and Postal Workers United, I am
    Sincerely yours,
    Jamie Partridge
    503-752-5112

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