The Montclair Education Association (MEA) has just sent the following message to its members, which was forwarded to us by a tipster:
On the evening of October 25, our Montclair Education Association President, Gayl Shepard was notified that the Montclair Public School District’s “interim assessments” were available to the public online. The links to each grade-level assessment on the website, Gobookee.org have since been removed, but it is not known how long this information had public access. The Montclair Education Association believes the integrity of the assessments has been compromised, and these tests should no longer be administered to the students.
The MEA is making our position known to the Montclair School District Superintendent, Dr. Penny MacCormack and the Montclair Board of Education members.
Montclair Education Association
This morning, Barista Kids was informed by another tipster that the first quarter assessments had been posted online. However, we were given no evidence and the link that was forwarded to us as proof was not an assessment, but rather a unit guideline for teachers. We have reached out to Dr. MacCormack and are awaiting a response.
When asked who alerted them to the online posting of the assessments, the MEA told us that “A parent had found the information on line and told a teacher. The teacher then informed Gayl Shepard.”