Who are we?PTEC is made up of a group of concerned parents and teachers in Albuquerque Public Schools who are working to better understand the influence of standardized testing in our schools. We first formed at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year as a group of individuals who saw the negative influences of high stakes testing in our schools. As time went on we became more active in searching for information on testing: the hidden costs of time and money, the mental and physical influence on our children, the effects of testing on teachers, and more.
We are members of a public elementary school in Albuquerque, N.M. working to engage our community in a dialogue about the impact of increased mandated testing on our children and our school.
Our goal is to explore the resources used for mandated, high-stakes tests, the relationship between standardized test scores and poverty, and the effects of school grading and teacher evaluations on our children’s education and well-being.