This past January, we reported on two Seattle high schools that were boycotting a particular standardized test — the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) — saying that the focus on testing was crowding out time for teaching. “Weai??i??re not opposing any of the high-stakes testing that are kids are required to take. Weai??i??re only opposing this test, the MAP,” the testing coordinator for one of the schools told us.
The Seattle school district has just announcedAi??that it will not be administering the MAP next year thanks to the protests by teachers.
“Finally, educatorsai??i?? voices have been acknowledged,ai???Ai??saidAi??teacher Jesse Hagopian, who teaches at Garfield High, the site of the beginning of the test boycott. ai???This is a great moment in the movement for quality assessment.ai???