Ultimately, forcing standardized test upon students and schools is a matter of power – and the right to protest and dissent
By Douglas B. Larkin
There are plenty of reasons to refuse to have our children participate in the ongoing PARCC exams taking place this month.
As an educational researcher who values valid empirical data, it is clear to me that the results of this assessment will be anything but valid. I believe that there is such a thing as a good standardized test, but the PARCC suffers from serious issues in its construction and implementation. To be brief, it is not a well-designed test at all.