Guest Blog | My son is an excellent student who is high achiever…I do know that he verbally and physically showed signs of severe stress in the weeks up to taking the tests that spring. But what his teacher who was proctoring the test told me left me heartbroken for him.
Guest Blog By Kim Snyder, OEA/Wadsworth E.A. | “We have now lived through the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT), the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) — and now, the worst of them all — the AIR tests.Imagine what we could do with at least a month added back to our teaching plans.”
Guest Blog | Sarah Boss, Western Reserve EA | …Her biggest fear was not the test. She said to me, “Mom, I can’t sit still for that long. I’m not allowed to get up and I can’t sit still!”
It is simply unfair and unreasonable to expect that students who are already half way through their high school careers should be expected to meet a whole new set of requirements for graduation.
By Matt Jablonski, Elyria EA | It is time for a change. My career has been devoted to the necessary, but misguided task of guiding students through a standardized system that has little relevance to life beyond high school.
By Tina Allen of the @ColumbusEA/OEA | I joined this profession to change lives, to educate, motivate and inspire. High-stakes testing almost took that away from me. The tears of a fourth grader reminded me what’s important.
By Courtney Johnson, Columbus Education Association I love my Job! Yet, I felt complicit in a crime…. It is wrong to subject young people to this much testing…. I called my union. | #OvertestedOH #RedForEd
By Julie Holderbaum, MinervaEA/OEA | The lessons I teach now are not what I enjoy teaching and they are not what their kids enjoy learning and frankly, it makes me sick. And I’m Not Alone | #OvertestedOH #RedForEd
By Kevin Griffin of the @DublinEA, and the Central OEA Vice President | The state report cards have been around for several years. HB 70…. The real victims are our students.