More than a Score: Talking back to testing

Join like minded-parents, teachers and administrators who know the time is NOW to bring education back onto the proper track to serve our children and our schools.

Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School
140 West 102nd Street, NYC

Saturday, February 1, 2014
11 am - 3 pm

Find out how you can stop the overuse of High Stakes Testing in your 
Join the citywide effort to achieve real teaching and learning! 

Workshops include:

• High Stakes Testing 101: The Truth About Testing
Change the Stakes

• Teacher Evaluation, Testing, and the new UFT Contract
The MORE Contract Committee

• Stopping the Test-Fueled School-to-Prison Pipeline
Teachers Unite

• Portfolio Based Assessments in Middle and High School 
Educators from Consortium (non-regents) High Schools

• How can Students Fight Back?
NYC Student Union

• Portfolio Based Assessments in Elementary Schools
Elementary school educators

Cost: FREE

Childcare will be provided.

To RSVP, e-mail  events@morecaucusnyc.org
or visit    

MORE, Change the Stakes, Teachers Unite, the NYC Student Union, 
and your fellow progressive educators, parents, students, and community 
members can’t wait to see you there!

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6:30pm 6:30pm

Teachers Talk Testing Forum at PS 321

PS 321 180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn NY (between 1st and 2nd Streets)

Please join us to learn about how New York City and New York State's high stakes testing policies are impacting teachers professionally and in the classroom and how this affects our children.  

Presenters include: 

Alex Messer, teacher at PS 321
Ronda Matthews, teacher at PS 321
Sara Greenfield, teacher at PS 321
Julie Cavanagh, teacher at PS 15 
Sam Coleman, teacher at PS 24
Celia Oyler, Professor,  Teachers College, Columbia University
Liz Phillips, Principal, PS 321

Followed by Q&A

Discuss how we can get our voices heard by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, NY State Education Commissioner John King and the NY Board of Regents.

Did you know: 

  • Student test scores alone can lead to an ineffective rating for teachers
  • Students can be denied promotion based on test scores alone but parents are not able to see the test
  • 85% of an elementary school's report card is based on test scores
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