Over the last six months VOICE leaders (including the Oklahoma Educators Association) have been presenting "High-Stakes Testing: Is it Worth the Cost?" all over the state. The presentation exposed the cost of and examines the impact of high-stakes testing and created opportunities for students, teachers, parents and school administrators to weigh in. VOICE leaders collected input regarding what would make an "A" school, identifying four main themes:
a fairer means of assessing schools that incorporates numerous factors shaping a school (i.e. no more A-F Grading System); movement away from high-stakes testing; championing increased funding for the classroom (i.e. teacher pay, supplies, class sizes); and restoring the love of learning.
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Photos from the Action, VOICE OKC Facebook Page