You are receiving this message because you have indicated your support for the New York State Principals' Open Letter Regarding the NYS APPR Legislation (http://www.newyorkprincipals.org/). We thank you for your support and would like to provide you with an update on our recent activities
As of today, over 1,432 principals in New York State signed our letter. This amounts to over 31% of the principals in New York State. Additionally, over 4,860 friends have voiced their support for our positions. Thank you to all who have taken this stand.
We Need Your Opinions!
This year, New York State has substantially increased the amount of
time devoted to standardized testing in grades 3 through 8. For example,
third graders last year spent a total of 150 minutes over three days on
standardized tests in ELA and 100 minutes over two days in math, for a total of
250 minutes or four hours and ten minutes of testing spread over a three week
period. This year, third graders will spend 90 minutes a day for three
consecutive days in each subject - for a total of nine hours of testing
in less than two weeks – more than DOUBLE the testing time in a shortened
We ask the following:
You can access the surveys through the following links:
· Survey for teachers:
· Survey for parents:
Thank you for your courage to stand up for our students and schools.
Sean and Carol
Sean C. Feeney, Ph.D.
The Wheatley School
11 Bacon Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568
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