Teachers head: Don't link tests to evaluations yet
WASHINGTON — The head of the American Federation of Teachers says governments should hold off on plans to link standardized test results with schools' evaluations until everyone is on the same page.
AFT President Randi Weingarten on Tuesday called for a moratorium on penalties associated with tests during a speech in New York. She especially is singling out national standards, called Common Core benchmarks, which 45 states and the District of Columbia are adopting.
Weingarten says she supports accountability. But she says it is ridiculous to have something count against schools before teachers can make it work.
States often see test scores drop when schools start using those new standards. Weingarten says no one should be punished until everyone is familiar with the system.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close