ALBANY, N.Y. March 13, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today said it backed changes to teacher certification requirements voted on by the Board of Regents:
“The changes adopted by the Regents will, when fixed, fix some of the worst problems associated with the botched roll-out of edTPA and high-stakes testing for aspiring teachers, while maintaining high standards for those students who wish to enter the profession. The additional flexibility allowing program faculty to recommend teacher candidates for initial certification based on multiple measures of readiness to teach if they fall within a specific scoring range on the edTPA — as well as the reduced costs associated with eliminating the duplicative Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) — are pluses for students, and we support these changes.”
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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.