Parents Across America is hosting a Webinar on high stakes testing. Think about joining and meeting some of the leading figures in the opt-out movement.

Let’s Talk: A Webinar on High Stakes Testing and Opting Out

On January 27 at 1:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM Central and 4:00 PM EST, Parents Across America will be hosting an online seminar on high stakes testing and opting out of these tests.

Our guests will be:

Jesse Hagopian, teacher at Garfield High School and part of the MAP test boycott

Shaun Johnson, a former public school teacher, current teacher educator and online radio show co-host of At the Chalk Face who is a founder of United Opt Out National.

Monty Neill, Executive Director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). Dr. Neill authored Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom School and System Reform, and Testing Our Children: A Report Card on State Assessment Systems, the first comprehensive evaluation of all 50 state testing programs.

Tim Slekar, a former public school teacher and now an associate professor of teacher education. Dr. Slekar is also co-host of At the Chalk Face and a founder of United Opt Out National.

There will be a discussion on:
How high stakes testing got started.
Methods to fairly evaluate a teacher in the classroom.
Opting your student out of high stakes testing, why and how.
What’s happening in Seattle with the MAP test boycott.

Each guest speaker will have an opportunity to talk about these subjects and then it will be opened up for questions and discussion.

There will be a drawing during the webinar for two copies of Pencils Down: Rethinking High-Stakes Testing and Accountability in Public Schools during this webcast thanks to Rethinking Schools.

To sign up for this free event, go to Eventbrite.