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Overhaul No Child Left Behind and High-Stakes Testing Mandates.

Standardized Tests should be used to inform education professionals about what individual students are learning, and what is working best for schools and districts. These tests should not be the sole or primary measure of a potentially punitive teacher evaluation system. Instead, standardized tests should be useful and relevant to both teachers and students.
"Even if the tests contained no absurd questions; even if the tests were flawless, the misuse of test scores is an affront to educators and to students. There may be diagnostic value in standardized tests, but they are now being treated as scientific instruments. They are cultural artifacts, social constructions, created by fallible people. They should be used appropriately to provide useful information to teachers, not to punish or reward them." - Diane Ravitch

This petition was delivered to:
  • The United States Government
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative
    Dan Maffei
  • Representative
    Ami Bera
  • Senator
    Kay Hagan
  • Representative
    John Kline
  • Senator
    Mike Enzi
  • Senator
    Patty Murray
  • Senator
    Orrin Hatch
  • Senator
    Lamar Alexander
  • Senator
    Tom Harkin
  • Representative
    Ruben Hinojosa
  • Representative
    Joe Wilson
  • U.S. Senate

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