Monday, March 13, 2017

New York to scrap literacy test for teachers. Guess why.

Via Billy

Efforts to introduce standardized testing and the monitoring of performance metrics for teachers in New York have been opposed by the teachers unions ever since they were first introduced decades ago. It’s an ongoing battle which has been mirrored across the nation. Still, some measures have been put in place which were intended to at least ascertain basic levels of proficiency for people seeking teaching positions. One of these is known as the Academic Skills Literacy Test (ASLT). It’s basically a reading comprehension test administered to those who would eventually be giving similar tests to students.

Sounds almost like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? You might think so, but this month it looks like the Empire State will be scrapping the examination because not enough people were passing it and the failure rates were deemed to be too heavily skewed along racial lines. (Associated Press)

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  1. Sounds like they are "graduating" from college the same way they are "graduating" from high school, by the euphemism of academic placement. Translation: We're tired of dealing with your sorry ass, now get the hell out and go spread your ignorance to the world.

    1. The inmates are in charge of the asylum.