Will the Public Accept Getting Rid of CSAP Without Another Means of Accountability?
Angela Engel’s editorial in the Denver Business Journal is a bit provocative and she certainly doesn’t mince any words. While the academic part of school districts isn’t my bailiwick I’ve certainly heard a lot of educators mention the same points. So here are a couple of questions about which we’d like to hear your comments.
- Do you agree with her position on testing?
- And, if so, what’s the alternative that will get public buy-in as a measure of academic progress?
I don’t believe the public will accept getting rid of CSAP without another means of “accountability” put in its place. So, if the education community doesn’t want CSAP, what can be done to gain that trust? We’ll have to put some other accountability mechanism on the table if CSAP or other testing is to go away. What do you think? Send me an email or leave a reply below, and we’ll summarize the comments we receive and report the results in our next newsletter. Thanks and stay tuned.