Teachers Challenging Standardized Testing

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  • In this video, learn about standardized testing methods mandated in public schools across the nation and the opposition against them. Dan Rather interviews school faculty members like Jesse Hagopian of Garfield High School in Seattle who is leading a boycott against testing methods deemed unfair by some. Learn what Hillsborough School District is doing to evaluate teachers and assist in the continued improvement of schools and students.


  • Originally released by Big Media, 2013.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2016.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Center of Revolt (2:05) -- Flawed Assessment (2:50) -- Scrap the MAP: Boycott (3:28) -- Insignificant Benefits (3:45) -- Peer Evaluation (3:58) -- Teacher Review System (3:51) -- Teacher Mentoring (4:03) -- Credits: Teachers Challenging Standardized Testing: Dan Rather Reports on Education in America (1:09)
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