Ann Marie Banfield had some ear opening observations about the types of questions being asked on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a parent’s right to refuse their children’s participation and the lobbying activities of Deputy NH Education Commissioner Paul Leather who went to Washington to say the State of NH wanted MORE testing! Oh My HEAD!
As referenced in the interview:
Click here to listen to the interview Rich did with Dr. Gary Thompson whose work on the psychological aspects of the Smarter Balanced Assessment was referenced by Banfield in the interview.
Click here for Banfield’s article on questions parent’s need to ask about the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
Click here for Banfield’s article on the lobbying efforts of Deputy NH Commissioner of Ed Paul Leather saying NH is in favor of MORE testing!