Testing/Assessments and Learning Standards
November 17, 2014

NYSUT statement on State Education Department's proposal to mandate standardized field testing

Source: NYSUT Media Relations
ALBANY, N.Y. Nov. 17, 2014 - "NYSUT has been clear that students should not be subjected to over-testing or burdened with field tests that are conducted for the main purpose of benefitting test makers. We are on record supporting districts that choose to opt out of field tests. Mandatory field testing would only further the erosion of learning time and is directly counter to what parents and teachers have been saying: Students are not a test score. The state’s priorities need to be recalibrated to emphasize teaching and learning, not more standardized testing."

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.