Board of Regents agrees to delay testing reforms
Feb 11, 2014 6:47 am
Rick Karlin is reporting at Capitol Confidential under pressure from teachers unions, parents and the state Legislature, the state Board of Regents Mon., Feb. 10, agreed to delay until 2022 the full implementation of tests aligned with the new Common Core learning standards. The Regents also agreed to change the evaluation systems so it would be almost impossible to fire a teacher whose students turned in poor test scores on standardized tests. State Education Commissioner John King Jr. laid out a detailed 19-point plan for altering the implementation of the testing program. The plan will implement a five-year extension to 2022 as the date at which students will have to achieve the new higher scores of 75 on Regents exams in order to meet graduation requirements. The vote Monday involved the Regents’ P-12 and Higher Education committees; the full Board will vote on the measure Tues., Feb. 11. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential.