NC Families for School Testing Reform

fewer tests     –     fairer tests    –     fruitful tests

LESS TESTING = MORE LEARNING

North Carolina children need focused, strategic assessment that gives MEANINGFUL feedback.

Children DO NOT need to study all year for end-of-grade tests that don’t help them grow.

We are working to improve testing practices – and YOU CAN HELP.

STANDARDIZED TESTING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

OPINION:

Measuring inequity during COVID-19 by causing more inequity?

Why North Carolina Lawmakers Are Hypocrites on Public School Testing

article by Susan Book, Cardinal & Pine, 1-26-2021

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NCDHHS County Alert System Report 12-8-2020

Available NCDHHS data for COVID-19 in NC schools

NCDHHS defines a “cluster” as a minimum of 5 cases (staff or students) where contact tracing information provides a sufficient epidemiological link to suggest disease transmission occurred at the site. Therefore, the day care and school cluster reports would NOT include 1) cases in which acquisition occurred outside the facility, or 2) cases arising from transmission within a facility, but involving fewer than 5 cases.

LINK TO: Ongoing Clusters from Day Care and K-12 Schools updated every Tuesday and Friday by 4 p.m. 

Leandro v. State of North Carolina:

Find out how the outcome of this court case will shape the state’s school testing program.

Suzanne Miller, founding member of NC Families for School Testing Reform, talks about how testing affects kids & teachers:

INTERVIEW with NC Policy Watch … 2-11-2019

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO

to support the kind of high quality assessments that benefit students:

1) Join our FACEBOOK group; follow TWITTER

2) Tell friends & teachers about our group

3) Learn more with our RESOURCES

4) Contact your elected officials:
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
NC General Assembly Representatives & Senators