MTA Educators Speak Out

Are we stifling students' creativity with so much high-stakes testing? MTA educators share their stories about the effects of high-stakes testing on students.

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Rethinking High-Stakes Testing

Parents, students and educators in Massachusetts and across the country are pushing back against high-stakes standardized tests. Teachers assess students all the time to guide instruction. These assessments are not the problem. Rather, concerns involve the excessive amount of time and money spent on externally created standardized testing and the high stakes attached to the results.

Our Major Concerns

No to PARCC Hearing

Opting Out of High-Stakes Testing

Opting out, or refusing the test, is a powerful way to protest the misuse of high-stakes tests in Massachusetts public schools.

Evidence & Support
Deeper Dive
Testing & Young Children
Get the facts on why testing is harmful to young children – as well as the right questions to ask.

Source: Defending the Early Years and FairTest

What Test Scores Tell Us
Students’ test scores tell us more about the community they live in than what they know.

Christopher Tienken, Seton Hall U.