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Tue 1/20, 2015, 7:30pm
Anya Kamenetz
The Perils of Standardized Testing
Seattle’s recently-passed universal pre-k measure included a stipulation of standardized testing, but according to Kamenetz, today’s schools are sacrificing learning by enacting such regulations. Her insightful look at the world of standardized testing is a wake up call for teachers–and parents–to move beyond numbers, and refocus on the child.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:30PM

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The Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
Doors open: 6:30pm

Anya Kamenetz

Seattle’s recently-passed universal pre-k measure included a stipulation of standardized testing, but according to NPR’s Anya Kamenetz (Generation Debt), today’s schools are sacrificing learning by enacting such regulations. The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be is her insightful look at the world of standardized testing in the era of No Child Left Behind, increased college expectations, and overachievers. She’ll outline the pressures these tests place on students, their families, and school districts, ultimately offering a wake up call for educators–and parents–to move beyond numbers, and refocus on the child. Kamenetz is the author of several books and NPR’s lead digital education reporter.

Learn more: About the author.

A community program with Scrap the Map will follow Kamenetz’ 7:30pm talk in the Downstairs space. Scrap the Map is a coalition of teachers, students, and community members formed to support Garfield High School students’ walkout protesting Washington State Standardized Testing. Students and organizers from the coalition will be present to lead a talkback following Anya Kamenetz’s book and answer questions about the current situation of standardized testing protests in Washington State.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of its Civics series.

Series supported by:

CMYKblue WEB   and  RealNetworks Foundation

and the True-Brown Foundation.

Series media sponsorship provided by:

Stranger_logo WEB
and
KUOW 94.9


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