News in Brief
Union Wants N.Y. to Stop Field-Testing for Pearson
The New York state teachers' union is calling for an end to participation in field tests being administered by Pearson.
The field-testing is for New York's own exam to measure students' grasp of the Common Core State Standards, not one being developed by a federally financed consortium.
A spokesman for the state education department said field-tested questions are essential to ensure assessments are fair and valid.
Vol. 33, Issue 35, Page 4Published in Print: June 11, 2014, as Union Wants N.Y. to Stop Field-Testing for Pearson