The next round of NYSED Common Core state tests begins in less than 6 months.
NYSED Commission Elia, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and NYSUT are claiming that the tests will now include input from teachers. Here is the notice from NYSUT announcing this opportunity. What these three groups fail to realize (on purpose or more likely as a badly oiled pr stunt) is that teachers have always been a part of the testing creation process. )Click here for the roles teachers have played since NCLB testing started in NY.)
Teachers attempted to pair standards with test questions and were offered flexibility with the wording of questions to address the requirements of the standards. Sometimes, teachers were given a bit more voice. For example, when it was clear that none of the test questions matched the new Common Core writing standards, writing was completely dropped from the test (test items only appear…
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