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Repeal of “High Stakes Testing”

WHEREAS, the NAACP has called upon its state and local units to implement its educational initiative entitled "NAACP Call for Action" to ensure equal access to educational opportunity; and

WHEREAS, many school districts and states throughout the United States are now attempting to institute "High Stakes Testing" by various methods, and by their design result in the retention or failure of children to be promoted or graduated; and

WHEREAS, "High Stakes Testing" jeopardizes the guaranteed rights of students to equal protection under the United States Constitution.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP urges the government to provide funding to support educational enrichment, tutorial programs for students that are not reading, writing, or solving math programs on grade level; and

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP oppose "High Stakes Testing" for students; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP advocate for states to place a moratorium on all High Stakes Testing Legislation until adequate resources are provided to remove the statistical significant racial disparities in the results.