Issues & Ale: High Stakes Testing

Jan 15, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 6:30-8:00p.m.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
2019 West Stadium Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 

Michigan Radio's popular Issues & Ale series kicks off 2014 with a State of Opportunity discussion on school testing. High stakes tests, like the MEAP, can have a big impact on kids, teachers, and entire school districts. But are the stakes higher for some kids and schools than others? Do low income children and children of color have less of a chance of performing well on these tests? And do these tests really reflect whether a child is getting a good education?

Join Michigan Radio's Jennifer White and a panel of experts as we discuss the impact and effectiveness of standardized testing in Michigan's public schools. Take part in the discussion with your questions and comments. Panelists will include:

Armen Hratchian: Vice President for K-12 education at Excellent Schools Detroit.

Chastity Pratt: Michigan cities reporter for Bridge Magazine.

Michelle Richard: Senior Consultant at Public Sector Consultants specializing in issues affecting Michigan’s education system.

Issues and Ale is an event series sponsored by Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan...in an informal atmosphere. Stop by, have a drink, and join in the conversation.