April 2015

The Consequences of High-Stakes Testing

CEA leaders say now is the time to change course

When testing becomes too high stakes, there are lots of unintended consequences. Testing is taking over schools, and that's why CEA leaders have launched a powerful effort to get the state to change course.

CEA President Sheila Cohen and Executive Director Mark Waxenberg explained CEA's proposal to replace SBAC with progress monitoring assessments to the legislature's Education Committee last month.

Watch Cohen explain some of the problems with SBAC, or read her submitted testimony.

East Hartford educator Marcia Ferreira submitted written testimony to the Education Committee explaining the value of progress monitoring assessments and how she and her colleagues use them in their classrooms to meet the needs of each child. Read her remarks.

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