Post Tagged with: "Standardized Testing"

Manipulating test score release: “First, you’ve got to get mad!”

Originally appeared on Bob Braun’s Ledger Why is it important to write about Cami Anderson’s decision to manipulate the release of the latest results of state test scores? Here is why: Imagine your life, your livelihood, is based on a set of numbers over which you have no or, at best, very little control.  Depending on how those numbers go, you will […]

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Why is Cami Blocking Access to Test Scores?

Results of this year’s administration of the state NJ Assessment of Schools and Knowledge (ASK) tests have been delivered to the central Newark administration–but Cami Anderson, the state-appointed schools superintendent, has blocked school principals and other building administrators from seeing and analyzing them.

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Unattainable Goals: Study Shows Missteps of Race to the Top

In September, the Economic Policy Institute and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education group released “Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement,” a study showing that the funding goals Race to the Top (RTTT) required of states are out of reach and mismatched with the policy’s aims. RTTT is a competitive grant program intended to encourage and reward […]

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Local 10 in Buffalo, NY Testifies At Public Hearing for The Regents Reform Agenda

Local 10 in Buffalo, NY Testifies At Public Hearing for The Regents Reform Agenda

The Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators (BCSA), AFSA Local 10 recently testified at a New York State Senate Education Hearing on the Regents Reform Agenda, which includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI ). While the Regent’s Reform Agenda is focused on increasing […]

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Cheating: How Test Score Bonuses Ruin Education for Everyone

Cheating: How Test Score Bonuses Ruin Education for Everyone

Throughout the last several years, our nation’s educators have experienced increased scrutiny for illegally advancing scores on standardized tests, with case after case of accusation and scandal. Most recently […]

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Concerns Loom Over Evaluation Pilots in New Jersey

A New Jersey teacher and principal evaluation system that initially was piloted in the 2011–2012 school year has expanded to include additional teachers and principals through 2013, and will expand to include all state school districts in 2014. Based on recommendations released in a March 2011 report from the New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force established by Gov. Chris Christie, […]

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AFSA Local President Jimmy Gittings Defends Support For Principals In Baltimore Sun

This week, Jimmy Gittings, president of PSASA, AFSA Local 25, was quoted in the Baltimore Sun defending principals, some of whom were recently accused by CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, Andrés Alonso of cheating to improve test scores instead of receiving support in their role as school leaders.

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AFSA Local President Jimmy Gittings in Baltimore Sun

Jimmy Gittings, president of AFSA Local 25, was recently featured in
The Baltimore Sun commenting on the CEO of Baltimore City Public
Schools, Andrés Alonso and his ongoing changes to Baltimore schools.

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AFSA Endorses the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing

Today, AFSA proudly endorsed the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing, which currently has the support of almost 400 education organizations nationwide.

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