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BCTF School Staff Alert


February 29, 2008

Teachers will not help distribute FSA results


Teachers across the province have done an amazing job of exposing the FSA tests as harmful to education, and a waste of education dollars. But the fight to get rid of these tests is not over. The next stage that teachers will be faced with is when the marking is completed and administrators arrange to send the booklets home to parents.

As with the marking of the tests, teachers need to refuse to participate in distributing the results which we have said are meaningless for individual schools and students.

The BCTF will provide teachers with a special pamphlet to give to parents with information outlining their concerns about the FSA and the proliferation of mandated testing. If administrators do distribute the booklets to parents, teachers can send these pamphlets explaining their position.