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From the Current Issue:
Moratorium on High Stakes Tests Is the Right Response
to Common Core Implementation
NCTE President Sandy Hayes writes: "We join organizations like AFT and courageous administrators like Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr in calling for a moratorium on standardized testing and immediate suspension of the practice of evaluating teachers based on student scores on standardized tests. NCTE is not merely opposing flawed implementation schemes; we are building the case for constructive alternatives -- practical plans for building capacity to improve literacy learning in all schools." NCTE Website, May 28, 2013
. . . More on Common Core Testing Now and Its Effects
"Caution and the Common Core": The New York Times, May 27, 2013
"New N.C. Exams Test Teachers -- in More Ways Than One": The Charlotte Observer, May 25, 2013
"Chiefs Group: No Moratorium on Common-Core Stakes": Education Week, May 21, 2013
Some State Lawmakers Push Back against New Common Core Standards
for Reading, Writing, and Math
The Washington Post/The Associated Press, May 28, 2013
. . . On Teacher Evaluation
"State Rolls Out Teacher Evaluation System": West Virginia's new teacher evaluation program will have "feedback loops" for those being evaluated. Charleston Daily Mail, May 29, 2013
"Teacher Evaluation in Pre-K: Using Student Data Is Risky": Read the report. eSchool News, May 28, 2013
NCTE Position Statement on Teacher Evaluation
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