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Teachers: don’t let students take FSA test

Coquitlam Teachers’ Association will once again be asking parents to withdraw their Grade 4 and 7 children from participating in Foundation Skills Assessment tests, which begin next week.

Teachers will send letters home with students explaining why they don’t support FSAs; they’ll also send a withdrawal slip that can be signed by parents.

CTA president Teresa Grandinetti said teachers aren’t against the tests but disapprove of how they are used by the private Fraser Institute to rank schools “rather than what it was supposed to do, which was to look at the effectiveness of the curriculum and where the curriculum might change.”

The tests, which measure numeracy and reading and writing and comprehension skills, will be given between Jan. 16 and Feb. 24.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

 

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