Breaking News: Chicago Teachers Union Supports Parents Who Opt Out of ISAT!

03 Feb

Diane Ravitch's blog

This is not good news for Pearson, whose stock recently took a tumble. The Chicago Teachers Union is supporting parents who boycott the obsolete ISAT:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   CONTACT:                      Stephanie Gadlin

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Illinois State Achievement Test is costly, obsolete and steals learning time


CHICAGO—In advance of the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) to be issued to Chicago Public School students March 3-14, 2014, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) today announced support for parents choosing to opt their children out of testing and renewed a call for the Chicago Board of Education to cease administration of the ISAT.

The ‘low stakes’ test is administered over the course of eight days in all elementary schools. Formerly used to help qualify 7th grade students for selective enrollment high schools. The district recently issued a…

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized


One response to “Breaking News: Chicago Teachers Union Supports Parents Who Opt Out of ISAT!

  1. randel

    February 12, 2014 at 18:55

    the United States should get rid of all standardized testing

    This is no way to judge children or teachers


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