Members of the Sacramento Classroom Teachers Association’s (SCTA) ESSA Implementation Team are being credited with leading the way to a tentative agreement to reduce standardized testing within the Sacramento City Unified School District. The team of SCTA members created a broad coalition of students, families, and community partners to participate in the bargaining process. In particular, the group agreed to work together to reduce testing measures.
Members of SCTA plan to help train and host other NEA affiliates interested in strengthening community partnerships to reduce standardized testing in their areas. The goal for many school districts across the nation is to speak up to ensure ESSA implementation policies are in place by the start of the 2017-2018 school year.