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Monday, June 17, 2013

Regents Grading - Time To Lawyer Up

The ELA Regents grading process has been a chaotic mess so far and makes the rigging of the APPR evaluation system against teachers in NYC even more troubling than it ordinarily would be.

They have had out of license teachers grading the exams.

They have first year teachers with no experience and little guidance grading the exams.

The "norming" process to get everybody on the same page has been half-assed, with some leaders telling their charges erroneous information about how to grade exams.

The computer system being used for the grading is as riddled with bugs as Michael Bloomberg's new 911 system.

That anybody's rating could be based on this process is truly a travesty.

All I know is, if and when I get dinged by NYSED Commissioner/rookie teacher John King's rigged APPR test and growth components, I will be suing the NYSED, the Regents, the NYCDOE and John King himself.

The Regents and the NYSED have put a shoddy evaluation system into place around the state, the NYCDOE has a shoddy Regents exam grading system in place, and John King has put a rigged evaluation system in place for NYC.

If the UFT is not going to protect teachers from this travesty, then we will have to do it ourselves.

I can tell you from the Regents grading I have seen so far, there is nothing scientific or objective about John King's APPR system based on test scores - no matter what Andrew Cuomo says.

I am willing to bet the courts will back that up when the inevitable lawsuits hit.

What travesties have you seen or heard with the Regents grading?

Let's document the crimes and start building the mountain of evidence we need to take John King and his NYSED goons to court and send their APPR system down the toilet where it - and they - belong.


  1. What a mess. Our union has gotten as sloppy and inept as the pushy reformers.

    All logic, intelligence, and mettle thrown out the window.

    UFT Boast - "We said no to Bloomberg."
    UFT Stupidity - "We trust John King to be the evaluation arbitrator."

    UFT Boast - "Danielson and the new evaluation system will help teachers."
    UFT Stupidity - "It is a gotcha rubric filled with destructive inaccuracies."

    Let them all come back to the classroom and see how they like it.

    I'll say it again, it is a broken union leadership.

  2. The By Laws issued by the SED require a licensed teacher in a specific content area to provide instruction in order for students to receive proper credit. How is it possible that out of licensed personnel are marking state uniformed examinations and licensed instructors I assume in some cases are not allowed to touch the examinations for purposes of providing credit?