Seattle schools back down from standardized test after protests

The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam for its upcoming school year, Reuters reports. Teachers, educators, and students at several Seattle schools staged a boycott in January against the computerized Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, saying it was not aligned with the state’s curriculum and produces “meaningless results” upon which teachers’ performances are evaluated…

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