Sent March 5
Dear Principal Hudson and the Nathan Hale Senate:
We, the undersigned teachers of Schmitz Park, join with the Nathan
Hale Senate in its concerns over the validity, reliability, and equity
of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) including the
questionable cut score strategy. Like the Nathan Hale Senate, we are
also concerned with the loss of instructional time devoted to this
questionable test. We stand with you in asserting a commitment to a
judicious use of valid, reliable, and equitable assessments. We urge
parents to inform themselves about the tests their children are taking
and the validity of those tests.
Thank you for putting students first.
(signed by the majority of teachers at Schmitz Park)