Seattle teacher revolt: Teachers in Seattle are banding together to rise up against standardized testing in schools, claiming the tests students are forced to take produces “meaningless results.”
In Seattle, teachers have been protesting the standardized test called Measures of Academic Progress. Known simply as MAP in Seattle, the test is multiple choice and is said to provide teachers and educators with reliable results showing the progress students have made in the classroom.
The testing has gone on since 2009, where students have been asked to take the MAP test three times a year. Although not required for graduation, the test has sparked controversy by teachers and parents alike for not being indicative of what students truly have learned throughout the school year.
Now, the teachers are revolting. Since January, teachers have boycotted the test, and have even rallied with parents in hopes of preventing students from having to take the test.
According to Yahoo, about 270 parents have opted out of having their children take the test.
The last day winter MAP tests were valid came last week. And teachers who revolted and chose not to give the test could now face disciplinary action.