LETTER: ‘I am concerned that our young children are being over tested’
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]
Dear B-Town Blog Editor,
I am a concerned parent in the Highline School District! My concern? The excessive amount of tests, affectionately called assessments in our district; my fourth grader will have taken thirteen major test upon completion of the fourth grade. Yes! You heard that right thirteen tests. I am concerned that our young children are being over tested. I feel that this takes a lot of time from the teacher’s ability to teach and educate our students. Don’t we want to strive to produce well rounded; creative students not just test takers? I am sure I am not alone in this many parents feel their child is merely a “lab rat” for the district and the testing companies. Let’s be honest the testing companies are making a lot of money from all the “great” assessments they are pushing on our schools. We need to start raising our voices and say enough! All kids deserve to have a quality, well rounded, equitable education!
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