Our goal is to advocate the replacement of the Hecht-Calandra act. A terrible law passed 50 years ago out of fear. Interested in hearing more? Please sign up for our newsletter.
Over the almost 50 years of Hecht-Calandra act being law, we now have decades of research detailing the problems with high-stakes testing as the sole measure of student ability. Yet Hecht-Calandra, and the exam it authorizes, continue to be New York State law due to popular misconceptions.
- SHSAT does not measure ability as accurately as School GPA
- SHSAT is objective depending on your definition of “objective”
- Every capable student knows about the SHSAT and how to prepare for it
Replace Hecht-Calandra act to allow modern psychometric testing practices that aren’t subject to the above issues.
Issues related to the SHSAT and Hecht-Calandra act have been historically confounded with passionate, though misguided racial issues and advocacy.