July 17, 2018

REMINDER: STATE TESTING SUBCOMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

JACKSON, MS. — The District Survey Subcommittee of the Student Testing Task Force is slated to meet on Wednesday, July 18, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the content of a proposed survey to send out to school districts in the fall. MAE President Joyce Helmick volunteered to serve on the subcommittee.

The survey was proposed in an effort to gain a more reliable measure of the amount of instructional time that is being devoted to district testing, state-mandated testing, and test prep. Numerous complaints of excessive diversion of instruction prompted the survey.

The meeting will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJW2DTReF-JELb_gpeVJhFw.

A total of 30 MAE members submitted commentary on the current state testing process, and many of those included complaints of the loss of instructional time due to testing.

CLICK HERE to see Report from the Front Lines, the collection of MAE members’ comments on the state testing situation in Mississippi.