Foundation Skills Assessments: Irene Lanzinger on the Christy Clark Show Today!

[From Julianne Doctor]
Today, January 21, BCTF President Irene Lanzinger will be on CKNW’s Christy Clark show to discuss Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA). She is scheduled to be on from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Foundation Skills Assessments are tests that are administered to students in Grades 4 and 7. They are supposed to present a snapshot of how students are doing in reading, writing and math.
The Fraser Institute, however, takes the raw data and manipulates it to rank schools. Private schools tend to score really well, and schools in economically depressed areas tend to score quite low.

At this time, the producers have not confirmed if calls will be taken. It would be great if you could listen in, spread the word, and encourage others to call in if there is an opportunity to do so.

Tune into 980 on your AM dial or go to www.cknw.com to listen online. Click “Listen Live” to check it out. It should be an interesting half hour to say the least!

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