North Country parents host testing forum

The Petrova Parents Club wants to shine a light on standardized testing issues.

“Every spring, students and teachers spend hours and hours preparing” for standardized tests, club President Zoe Smith writes. “Student scores are a fundamental part of teacher evaluations and the testing represents a significant expense to districts. But we find parents are generally in the dark about what it all means.”

So the club is sponsoring a forum this Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Petrova Elementary School auditorium. Here’s a link to more on the forum from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that even includes a map and directions.

The parents group has put together a panel to help explain the impact standardized testing has on the educational experience. Panelists include two elementary school principals, two fifth-grade teachers, representatives from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the Saranac Lake Teachers Association and district Superintendent Gerald Goldman. Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio will moderate the discussion, which will cover the testing landscape and include audience questions.

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  1. Martin February 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Great job Saranac lake!!

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