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ERIC Number: ED538780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Standardized Testing Moratorium and Task Force Brief 2009. A Brief to the Minister of Education from the British Columbia Teachers' Federation
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) seeks to foster a constructive discussion on the issue of standardized testing. To that end, the Federation urges the BC Ministry of Education to adopt a two-year moratorium on all standardized tests, including the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) and the Grade 10, 11, and 12 provincial examinations. The BCTF further calls for government to establish a Testing and Assessment Task Force to explore the issues and information about assessment and to make recommendations to government before the conclusion of the moratorium. This task force should have on it a majority of teachers selected by the BCTF on a representative basis. This paper explains the purpose why a moratorium is needed. It also discusses the need for a testing and an assessment task force. Issues that should be examined by the task force are presented.
British Columbia Teachers' Federation. 100-550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2, Canada. Tel: 800-663-9163; Tel: 604-871-2283; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 3; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Finland