Elimination of Standardized Testing in the State of Oregon
  • Petitioned Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon Legislature

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Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon Legislature

Elimination of Standardized Testing in the State of Oregon

    1. Petition by

      Portland Student Union

Standardized tests limit creativity in both teaching and learning as well as reduce students into a number. These tests move us towards a standard education system, assuming that there is one way to teach, one curriculum, and one pathway to success. Study after study shows that income has the highest correlation to a student’s performance on a standardized test. Next comes race. Beyond just the politics of race and class, test scores provide no comprehensive feedback to teachers. If we want teachers to improve, we as a community need to provide them with comprehensive feedback that's specific to the community they serve. Finally, these tests are expensive and are a waste of valuable class time in which student teacher relationships are fostered. In order to create a more holistic approach to education, we support an immediate elimination of standardized testing in the state of Oregon.

To:
Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon Legislature
Please eliminate Standardized Testing in the State of Oregon.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Maria Canella FLUSHING, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I am an educator.

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    • . Barron PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      Eliminating testing saves money for education.

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    • Peter Banka PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      My kids spend more time worrying about the test than learning. It's an oppressive, anti-education system.

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    • Nathan Miller PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      Better education is in everyone's interest.

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    • Bruce Jenks PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      School organization all over America has been devalued and arbitrary since well before I went through it and is worse today. The lack of leadership on this issue gives the impression that those in power do not see a need for the majority of Americans to become anything more than customers living paycheck to paycheck.

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