Standardized tests waste time Having matriculated through Seattle schools, I am all too familiar with the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test [“Seattle high schools can drop MAP exams,” NWTuesday, May 14]. I am thrilled that schools will not have to take as much time for these MAP exams. As a student with a learning disability,…More
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Stop blaming teachers The next time Michelle Rhee has an opinion about an issue in Seattle schools she should do her homework [“MAP boycott is about keeping test scores out of teacher evaluations,” Opinion, March 6]. Teachers in Seattle agree that student assessments can be useful. Boycott leaders were very clear — they don’t like the…More