Teachers across Revere are feeling the time crunch placed on us by multiple rounds of testing at all levels – National, State, District, School, and Classroom. Share your experiences of the time lost to testing in this multi-union feedback opportunity. Every Revere educator should respond. -Erik
At the 2014 MTA Annual Meeting the delegates adopted an item which requires that MTA work with Mass Partners for Public Schools to determine how much time students and educators spend on testing and test preparation.
This confidential survey was developed by the MTA Center for Education Policy & Practice in collaboration with MassPartners for Public Schools, an organization consisting of leaders of the major Massachusetts professional educator and parent organizations.
The purpose is to determine how much time teachers, paraprofessionals and school-based administrators spend on the preparation for and administration of state, district, school and classroom assessments and how much time students spend taking tests.
The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
The key question is this: Of the mandatory 900 hours of instruction at the elementary level and the 990 hours at the secondary level, how much time is spent on testing and test preparation?