High-Stakes Testing is a Social Justice Issue

Seattle Education

And here is why.


5 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Is a Social Justice Issue

by Jon Greenberg and Gerardine Carroll

Few things please parents more than learning that their children are invigorated about and engaged in their education, perhaps deconstructing the representation of women through a media literacy unit or trying Columbus for possible crimes against humanity – activities that represent education at its best.

Unfortunately, however, too many students are coming home from school deflated, defeated, and disillusioned.


The high-stakes testing season is in full swing.

What are high-stakes tests?

Tests are considered high-stakes when they are tied to major consequences, such as graduation.

But this year’s season is anything but business as usual. Instead, we are experiencing the largest revolt against high-stakes testing ever, as historic numbers of families from New York to Seattle opt their children out, refusing to subject them to what is too…

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