Tag: standardized testing

You Are Still Being Evaluated on Tests

“There are teacher evaluations that are in the report and they are connected to tests, either state tests or locally approved tests,” Cuomo said on Sunday in Syracuse. A must read from Reality-Based Educator.

McMullan- What, exactly, is unethical?

I took the piece below from the Students Not Scores website.  It was written by the PJSTA’s very own Melissa McMullan in response to New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia referring to teachers as being “unethical” if they support the opt-out movement. In addition to being one of the best writers I know, Melissa …

John Oliver Talks Standardized Testing

Another Heroic Superintendent

The heroic actions of our own Dr. Rella are well documented in our school community and a few weeks ago we told you of another heroic superintendent from Western New York, Dr. William Cala.  Now we can add Shoreham-Wading River’s Dr. Steven Cohen to the list.  Check out the letter below that was sent home …

Heroic PTA

We have seen organic opt-out movements over the past couple of years from parents in different parts of the state.  We have seen a few heroic teachers, including our very own Beth Dimino, refuse to administer state assessments in the spring.  Now it appears as though PTA’s are stepping up as well.  The Bennett School …