May 7, 2001
Forum Takes on
High-stakes School Testing
Joan Almon, who heads a national group
opposed to President Bush's standardized testing plan for
K-12 schools, will speak at a forum at California State University,
Sacramento from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 in Mariposa Hall
The event, "Uses and Abuses of High-Stakes Testing,"
will also feature Tom Alves, executive director of the San
Juan Teachers Association, and Bakari Chavanu, a Florin High
School Teacher and a member of the National Coalition of Educational
Almon, the featured speaker, is head of the Alliance for Childhood.
The group recently held a press conference in Washington DC
to present a position paper opposing further expansion of
standardized testing in schools. They support alternative
assessments that measure such things as original thinking
and problem-solving skills. Their position paper is available
online at www.allianceforchildhood.net.
For more information, contact professor Karen Benson at 278-5923
or professor Pia Wong at 278-4978.
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