Senate Advisory Committee on Testing Wants Your Feedback
Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015
The last few years have brought about many changes for school districts across the state of Ohio. As we navigate these changes I am thankful to be surrounded by such a powerful support network. From our professional staff to our parents and community members, we have people who truly care about making Loveland a wonderful place for our students. That continued support is sincerely appreciated.
In February, I shared with you my concerns over the increased amount of state testing for students. The newly designed assessments created by PARCC and AIR require students to sit multiple times for a test in a single subject. This significantly reduces instructional time for our students. While I believe in accountability, I also believe we need to maximize our instructional time with students. We need to have information that helps us improve instruction for students, not something that just gives us a ranking. I have had many conversations with parents across our district who share my concerns.
During the last several months I have talked to and written our legislators and state superintendent regarding my concerns about state assessments. Now you have an opportunity to share your thoughts about the state assessments directly with our policymakers.
The Senate Advisory Committee on Testing has created a feedback form for parents, community members, and educators to express ideas about how to improve state assessment. This is your opportunity to directly communicate your thoughts with a committee formed to bring about change to improve assessment requirements, making them reasonable for all schools in our state. The link below will take you to the official state web page where you can participate in this game-changing discussion.
I encourage you to seize this unique opportunity, and make your voice heard.
Dedicated to the future of our children,