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Union Wants N.Y. to Stop Field-Testing for Pearson

By Stephen Sawchuk — June 10, 2014 1 min read
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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 11, 2014 edition of Education Week as Union Wants N.Y. to Stop Field-Testing for Pearson

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