Month: April 2019

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When Anxiety Over Takes a Test

Guest Blog | My son is an excellent student who is high achiever…I do know that he verbally and physically showed signs of severe stress in the weeks up to taking the tests that spring. But what his teacher who was proctoring the test told me left me heartbroken for him.

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Computerized Testing — A Revolution That Wasn’t

Guest Blog By Kim Snyder, OEA/Wadsworth E.A. | “We have now lived through the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT), the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) — and now, the worst of them all — the AIR tests.Imagine what we could do with at least a month added back to our teaching plans.”

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The Dreaded “T” Word….

Guest Blog by Samantha Muniz , United E.A. | We used to meet the week of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) with some trepidation. But now we meet the MONTH of testing with absolute and utter dread. Dread for the amount of time it takes to prepare for “the tests,

Image: Becky Higgins, Ohio Statehouse, April 9, 2019
HB 154: Proponent Testimony – Becky Higgins

April 9, 2019 | On behalf of our 122,000 members, I am Becky Higgins, President of the OEA. “The state takeover and the resulting loss of local control in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland schools has not helped the students in those districts.”

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House Bill 166: House Finance Primary & Secondary Education Subcommittee Testimony

April 9, 2019 | OEA VP Scott DiMauro testifies about the Cupp/Patterson Bill to the House Finance Primary & Secondary Education Subcommittee: “We remain concerned that HB 166 retains a school funding methodology that is not driven by what constitutes a high-quality education.”