Who benefits from standardized testing?

Carl Webb provided the following information about a brown bag seminar on standardized testing at UT Austin on Thursday, May 8. The seminar’s presentation will take place twice, first at noon and then at 5:00. Here’s the information.

The Texas Center for Educational Policy (TCEP) will host a brown bag seminar entitled Exploring Texas’ High-Stakes Testing System: A Focus on STAAR. Dr. Angela Valenzuela and Patricia Lopez will examine the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) system and changes to high school graduation requirements and the state’s construction of the factors that label students as “college ready.” The presentation will highlight the politics of Texas-style accountability — who benefits and the projected consequences for students, their families, and community schools.

Dr. Valenzuela, a professor in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas, directs TCEP. Ms. Lopez, a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Planning with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies, is a research associate for TCEP.

Location: Room 238, Sanchez Building, University of Texas at Austin

http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/szb.html http://texasedequity.blogspot.com/2012/03/exporing-texas-high-stakes-testing.html

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