ICE PAC Annual Meeting on Testing & Test Refusal ​​​​​​​

“A Standardized Test is a Poor Substitute for Justice”: the Intersection of High-Stakes Standardized Testing and Race in NYC Schools

Wednesday February 7th 6:15-8:30 PM

For parents of children in all grades, but if you are new to ICE, you are especially encouraged to come. Over the last several years, the vast majority (over 80%) of ICE students in middle school grades  have refused the state ELA & Math tests when they are administered in the spring. Test content does not align with our curriculum and your children will receive no test prep. High school students at ICE take only one Regents exam (ELA), instead completing "performance-based assessment tasks," an alternative to the standardized Regents. There will be an opportunity for audience questions at the event, which is the only meeting currently scheduled for our community to discuss testing and test refusal ("opt out"). Don't miss it!

The presentation/panel discussion, which coincides with Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action, is open to the ICE community and beyond. (Our current RSVP list includes mostly folks from outside ICE, so come on out, ICE peeps!)  RSVP (not required, but very helpful for determining room size, how much literature to have on hand, etc.)