Lawrence Teachers' Association
260 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, NY 11096 (516) 239-7810

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Next week, nearly one million students in grades 3-8 will sit for another round of standardized tests. Unfortunately, the way these tests are crafted means the state test score data they produce does not accurately measure how well New York's public schools are preparing students for success.

The benchmarks for determining student "proficiency" are so flawed that they end up mislabeling our students, and painting a misleading picture of our public education system.

Join the Thunderclap to help spread the word about the broken testing benchmarks on Facebook and Twitter!

New York's graduation rates are rising. Educators, parents, the State Education Department and other stakeholders have worked together to raise the state's graduation rate to its highest level in a decade.

Yet there's a misleading picture that continues to be painted of our public education system, due in large part to SED's misguided benchmarks for determining student proficiency.

Join the Thunderclap to help spread the word about the broken testing benchmarks on Facebook and Twitter!

It's no secret: State test-score data is flawed. Simply put, SED's benchmarks just don't add up. That's why they must be fixed immediately before another student or school is inappropriately labeled.

In solidarity, 

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT President
 
 
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