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Category Archives: Common Core & Testing
The ‘Opt Out’ Movement, as supporters are calling it, said taking these standardized tests are just a big waste of time. The purpose of these tests are so schools can properly evaluate how their teachers and students are performing, but … Continue reading
Teacher evaluations- How should good teaching be measured. Should student performance count? By how much? The link between student test scores and teacher evaluations was one reason behind last year’s opt-out movement in New York Schools. Can evaluations improve teaching? … Continue reading
There’s information about the Opt Out Movement and more in the latest installment of the GTA TODAY LITE.
Grades 4-8 ELA and Math teachers, please take note- The form, process, and FAQ are all available here. There is a deadline for submission: October 19, 2015.
Did you want to be a teacher but now do something else because the profession is under fire? | WHEC.com
Did you want to be a teacher but now do something else because the profession is under fire? | WHEC.com.
Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t understand why students should opt out of state testing, because the tests won’t count against students. Instead, they will be used to rank and evaluate teachers. So, he wonders,…
Originally posted on Granted, and…:
Dear Governor Cuomo: I have my whole professional educational life been a supporter of teacher accountability. And, as you may know, I sided publicly with the findings in your recent report on the sham of…
From NYS ALLIES for Public Education