@ the chalk face breaking news: ORCA #optout.

Another Seattle school joins the ranks of Garfield and Ballard and OPTS OUT of MAP—ORCA K-8.

“Eleven teachers and instructional assistants at ORCA K-8 have decided that they, too, will boycott district-required tests known as the MAP, according to ORCA teacher Matt Carter.

The Orca staffers join the staff at Garfield High, where all teachers who were scheduled to administer the Measures of Academic Progress exams are refusing, with the backing of nearly all their colleagues, who signed a letter supporting them.  In the letter to district administrators, the Garfield staff members listed nine reasons why they oppose the test, which range from how few students take it seriously to how much time it takes away from class instruction and whether it measures what teachers are supposed to be teaching.”

Teachers at Garfield, Ballard, ORCA K-8 are the Architects!

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