Mark Your Calendars: Assessments that Make Sense, a forum on Jan. 24

Assessments that Make Sense

Testing Forum featuring FairTest’s Monty Neill

Thursday Jan. 24 7 pm

Parents, teachers and students are fed up with all the standardized testing in our schools. This year, Chicago Public School students face up to 22 standardized tests – some given multiple times per year. But what can we do about it? And if we don’t use these awful tests, how can we be sure that our children are learning? Monty Neill, of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest), will tell us about schools and districts that are going beyond paper-and- pencil tests to assess students, with better results: less teaching to the test, a richer curriculum, and more students becoming successful in school and beyond. A panel including a parent, teacher, student, and a bilingual education expert will add their perspectives, and we will have time to discuss what we can do to bring more common-sense assessment to CPS.

Join us at Bronzeville’s Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church 3330 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Ample parking, exit at 31st street from Lake Shore Drive or 35th St. on the Dan Ryan

Please download and share this flyer with your networks and plan to attend this important event!

Sponsored by FairTest, Parents United for Responsible Education, Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE), Parents 4 Teachers, Chicago Teachers Union, the Illinois Association for Multilingual Multicultural Education and others.

For more information, please contact pure@pureparents.org.

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