Panel Addresses: What Does High Stakes Testing Mean for Us?

March 16, 2012

What does high stakes testing mean for us as parents, for our schools, teachers and children? This Monday, a panel of experts with diverse viewpoints will present their thoughts and answer questions about high stakes testing.

I found this great quote from an article about high stake testing in the Village Voice from 2010. “The more a test affects decision making, the more likely it will lead to corruption. In particular, wrote (sociologist Donald Campbell), “when test scores become the goal of the teaching process, they both lose their value as indicators of educational status and distort the educational process in undesirable ways.” Is this what is happening?

Join Education reporter Meredith Kolodner (Daily News, InsideSchools) as she moderates a panel of 3 experts. This event is a collaboration between three public schools — PS 146-Brooklyn New School, PS 29, and a middle school/high school, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies.

Education reporter Meredith Kolodner (Daily News, InsideSchools) will moderate a panel discussion with distinguished guests:

Shael Polakow-Suransky
Chief Academic Officer of the NYC Dept. of Education

Sean Feeney
Principal of the Wheatley School and Author of the New York Principals APPR Position Paper

Elijah Hawkes
Former Principal of The James Baldwin Expeditionary Learning School

Q&A TO FOLLOW

Details:
Monday, March 19 at 6:30 pm
If interested in CHILDCARE and PIZZA (starting at 6 PM, $5 suggested donation), RSVP to rsvp@bns146.org
THE BROOKLYN NEW SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
610 HENRY STREET @3rd PLACE
F or G to Carroll St. station, exit 2nd Place


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