High-Stakes Testing Concurrence Proposal

Good news for LWVGC’s concurrence proposal on high-stakes testing and accountability in public education!

The LWVO board has placed the proposal on the upcoming LWVO convention agenda as a recommended program item. Learn what the League is doing to address high-stakes testing and accountability in K-12 education, measures which have been found by many experts to be damaging to students, teachers, schools, even whole communities, and thus educational quality.   The proposal garnered support from thirteen other Ohio Leagues – 65% of those submitting program reports. A few minor revisions were recommended by the Canton League, which we have incorporated into the final document.

The proposal is based mainly on positions of the LWV of Pennsylvania, although the proposal committee also looked at and drew information from the studies and positions of LWV Texas. The proposal and supporting documents can be found on the LWVGC website (lwvgreatercleveland.org) from the home page or under the “Advocacy” tab.

If approved at convention, LWVGC member and lobby corps member Susie Kaeser will be set to advocate on relevant legislation from the statehouse. Opposition to the abuses of standardized testing is gaining momentum both statewide and from local school boards; approval of these positions by the state League could not be more timely.

The proposal with brief rationale:

LWV Greater Cleveland Concurrence Proposal to Update LWV Ohio’s Positions on State Education Standards

Supporting documents:

2018 Legislative Proposals Related to Testing and Accountability in Ohio Public Schools (corrected)
Correction: In the original, Senate Bill 216 was incorrectly named as Senate Bill 261 on the first page.

Background and Rationale for High-Stakes Testing and Accountability Positions