Kathleen Porter-Magee, Superintendent of Partnership Schools, a network of six urban Catholic schools in Harlem and the South Bronx, has penned a piece at The 74 explaining why her schools are voluntarily opting in. While she admits that her organization generally stays out of the political fray, Porter-Magee weighs in on the value of testing, the misinformation campaign happening in New York, and the truth about time actually spent testing.
From our perspective, even one student opting out is too many. So it’s important to set the record straight: In New York State, the English and math tests take up less than one percent of the total time a student is in school. That’s hardly excessive.