DE PTA’s Yvonne Johnson Responds To Mark Murphy On The Delaware Way! Must-Watch Video!

About a month ago, Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy appeared on The Delaware Way with Larry Mendte. On this controversial episode, Murphy told Mendte flat-out parents are not allowed to opt their children out of tests. Yvonne Johnson with the Delaware PTA appeared last weekend on the show to tackle Murphy’s comments. Watch the full segment!

5 thoughts on “DE PTA’s Yvonne Johnson Responds To Mark Murphy On The Delaware Way! Must-Watch Video!

  1. While I agree that students do take a multitude assessments throughout the school year ands some are redundant. I would suggest Ms Johnson give the schools some time to understand and experience all of the assessments Smarter Balanced SBAC ISoffering.

    Delaware has bought into all the assessments offered by SBAC. there is testing within the schools year to monitor the students progress through the year.

    I would suggest reading the white paper in the interim assessments which cover a broad spectrum of standards covered throughout I school year and should give a good indicator of a students progress toward success for the summative assessment given in the spring time.

    These formative assessments will be implemented by all districts next school year. I don’t see how parents can opt their kids out of these short interim assessments they will be imbedded within the teachers curriculum maps provided by their district.

    http://www.smarterbalanced.org/interim-assessments/

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  2. I don’t see how parents can opt their kids out of these short interim assessments they will be imbedded within the teachers curriculum maps provided by their district.

    Because parents.

    What part don’t you get about that?

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  3. To the unnamed “User” responder. Nothing about Smarter Balanced testing is short. These tests take hours over multiple days. Systems crash while they are administering them. Teachers begin stressing kids out on DAY 1 of school and teach only to the test. I know because my son returned home from school on DAY 1 and shared it all with me. The test scores have NOTHING to do with the individual student and any learning growth they’ve experienced throughout the year and aren’t even reported in that school years. Therefore it is useless information as the students are in the next grade level or is a different school by then. It is a wasteful, useless test that our own DOE has said, only 25% of the students will even pass it.

    Eric, this movement isn’t saying the formative and summative is being opted out of. You may want to seek out more information about the opt out movement and attend some legislative meetings as I have to hear what it is.

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