Creativity Not Control

Garfield teachers and some teachers from Orca K-8 have refused to administer the MAP test.   MAP testing should end because:

  • Teachers don’t know what the test covers and get no results back.  The test has NO RELATION to what is being taught.
  • SPS administrators admitted that the margin of error for the test is greater than expected gains.  The test proves nothing.
  • Ninth-graders cannot afford tolose classroom time.
  • Scores are low because students don’t take the test seriously.   
  • Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson was on the board of the corporation that sells the exam – a clear conflict of interest.
  • No standardized test accurately reflects a student’s creativity and full potential. 


What can YOU do?


  • Tell your teachers, principal, PTSA, and Seattle Public School District staff and board that you oppose standardized testing in general and the MAP specifically
  • Tell your teachers that you…

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