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May 17, 2013 at 7:28 AM

MAP exams

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,…

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March 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

MAP boycott aims to remove test scores from teacher evaluations

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…

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