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Apr. 15, 2015 9:02 am

Why these Science Leadership Academy students are #MoreThanATest

A group of high schoolers launched a website to “show the public all the ways that students’ lives, passions, and experiences cannot be evaluated by high stakes standardized testing.”

From the #MoreThanATest website.

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“Keystones don’t show my love for art.”

“Keystones don’t determine my future.”

“A test score doesn’t determine my learning journey.”

Those are just some of the messages shared on a new website developed by Philadelphia Student Union members at Science Leadership Academy. The site is called #MoreThanATest and aims to show how limited standardized testing — like the state’s Keystone Exams — is.

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“We wanted to show the public all the ways that students’ lives, passions, and experiences cannot be evaluated by high stakes standardized testing,” Nomi Martin-Brouillette, one of the lead student developers of the website, said in a statement.

The website comes at a time when more local parents and students are choosing to opt out of standardized testing.

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