Those interested in the recent opt-out movement against standardized testing may want to attend a screening of “Standardized” followed by a discussion with experts, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington.
The screening is part of Landmark's 2013-14 Season Conversations From Main Street Series. Free admission to this and all Conversations From Main Street event is made possible through a generous grant from the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation.
The film sheds light on why so many are against standardized testing, and looks at test scores and its assessments of student ability and why many say the scores are notan accurate measure of teacher-school effectiveness. Also discussed are the nature of these tests, the consequences of high-stakes testing, and a look at the economics involved.
A panel discussion follows, featuring:
- Dr. Mark Naison, Badass Teachers Association and Professor, Fordham University
- Jeanette Deutermann, Long Island Opt Out
- Dr. Joseph Rella, Superintendent of Comsewogue School District
For more information contact 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.