In a Capital Tonight interview on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide Larry Schwartz said overhauling the implementation of the standards will be part of those budget talks.
“Why not? Why shouldn’t it be part of the budget? Why shouldn’t we let students in New York state and their parents know ASAP — as soon as possible — that we’re going to reduce the amount of testings for our kids. We’re going to make sure that these tests that are going to be given in April don’t count against our kids.”
If the governor gets his way, those tests will still count for teacher evaluations.
That should make for a wonderful evaluation tool - tests that don't count for students but do count for teachers and schools.
Dunno about you, but that sounds ripe to me for a lawsuit.
How fair can any so-called test be when the people taking the test do not have much of a stake in it but their teachers have their jobs on the line with the scores?