Philadelphia Convening on High Stakes Testing

On Saturday, October 24 a collaborative comprised of Philadelphia parents, teachers, and researchers will host Convening on High Stakes Testing: Envisioning Alternatives & Planning Next Steps.  The event will take place from 9:30am-4:00pm at Temple University in the Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Anex (1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

The event is designed to create partnerships in support of replacing high stakes testing with more meaningful forms of assessment and accountability.  Collaborating organizations include URBAN, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools, Caucus of Working Educators, Opt Out PhillyTeacher Action Group, Temple Teacher NetworkUnited Opt Out, and University Community Collaborative .  

Educators, parents, students, researchers, and other key stakeholders will work to develop action plans in the following four areas:

  • Organizing/mobilizing against high stakes testing
  • Developing authentic and alternative assessments for students
  • Developing genuine accountability for teachers and schools that does not rely on test scores, and developing accountability for the School Reform Commission
  • Advocating for legislation that promotes quality education for all students

Click here to learn more and register!

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