University of the State of New York, State Education Department
United States of America

High stakes testing in any standardized procedure or test may prohibit students from graduating high school or advancing to the next grade level. We believe that tests should not be the only measurement of success inclusive of knowledge gained, understanding of concepts, or performance skills attained. This type of testing can represent interruptions and violations of good teaching practices.

Our teachers are spending an inordinate amount of time preparing and
delivering lessons geared toward taking tests while greater comprehension of subject matters including discussions, debates, and creativity must take a back seat to high stakes testing preparation.

We support education as a means of
learning and not taking tests. We plan to use this statement of support to
inspire lawmakers to consider changing existing policies and those 'on the
table' regarding increasing the amount of high stakes testing. In this spirit, we hope you will sign this
petition in support.

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The High Stakes Testing petition to University of the State of New York, State Education Department was written by Rosanne Simiele and is in the category Education at GoPetition.

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