Regents lower pass score for teacher certification exam
Bethany Bump is reporting in the Times Union New York just made it easier for prospective teachers to become certified. The state Board of Regents Tue., Sep. 12, approved a number of changes to the certification process. Among the changes approved is a lower pass score for the exam developed by Stanford University that measures a candidate’s planning, instruction and testing abilities in a specific content area, like biology or social studies. In addition to written work, candidates must submit a portfolio of their work that includes video of their student teaching. Adopted in 2014 with a pass score of 41, the Regents agreed Tuesday to phase in a lower score over four years — starting with a cut score of 38 in 2018, increasing to a score of 39 in 2020, and eventually hitting 40 in 2022. Read the full story in the Times Union.