Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Discussion > Education & Curriculum
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Education & Curriculum Discuss Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions blam at the General Discussion; Is anyone surprised by this? I honestly can't say I am. Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-02-2018, 01:42 PM
Hairy Jello's Avatar
Deplorable
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,232
Thanks: 1,858
Thanked 11,888 Times in 7,439 Posts
Default Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions blam

Is anyone surprised by this? I honestly can't say I am.

Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions blame the tests.

Thousands of elementary school teachers have failed portions of their state licensing exams, and it’s placing their careers in danger.

Why is this happening?

Some say the exams, not the teachers, are to blame.

In North Carolina, almost 2,400 elementary school teachers have failed the math portion of their licensing exams over the last five years, the Charlotte Observer reported.

The failures have increased since the state hired Pearson publishing company in 2013 to give the exam, according to a report given to the state Board of Education.

Failure rates are going up at a time when schools across North Carolina are struggling to find teachers for the youngest students, the report stated.

Growing concerns about Pearson’s licensing exams has become so pervasive that it was a topic of discussion at this year’s National Education Association conference, North Carolina Association of Educators President Mark Jewell told the Observer.

“I hope this doesn’t lead to a mass exodus of new teachers and exacerbate our shortages,” Jewell said.

Last month, North Carolina’s Board of education gave teachers an additional year to pass the exam. The question is whether the tests measure skills needed to effectively teach elementary school students, or if they’re testing math that’s taught in higher grade levels.

Are other states in the same situation?

Teachers in Florida and Indiana also have struggled with mass failures since adopting Pearson’s testing, according to reports.

In 2017, failure rates from Florida’s Teacher Certification and Leadership exams posted an all-time high — about 30 percent on some portions of the exam — WFTS-TV reported.

Some education students pass their degree programs but struggle to pass the licensing exam, David Allsopp, associate dean at University of South Florida College of Education, told the station. He added that other colleges and university education programs across the state are seeing the same trend.

In some cases, schools are turning to long-term substitutes. In the Manatee County school district, for example, long-term substitutes are used to cover more than 50 of its classrooms, according to WFTS.

The Tribune Star reported in 2015 that some Indiana teachers with education degrees claimed that Pearson’s tests are difficult, that the questions are not related to the grade levels they’re teaching, and that there is a lack of appropriate study materials for the test.

What is North Carolina doing?

In North Carolina, the state formed a committee of experts to determine if the Pearson test is truly aligned with the state’s K-8 curriculum and whether there are any alternative tests that might be better.

A committee presentation questioned if success on licensing exams is a true indicator of effectiveness in the classroom. That question will be the focus of a future study, the Observer reported.
__________________

Not an accurate representation of a white person.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-02-2018, 01:56 PM
GetAClue's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Ohio
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 4,041
Thanked 2,865 Times in 1,692 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

But give them a test on liberal talking points and they will all ace that one.
__________________
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead - Thomas Paine
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GetAClue For This Useful Post:
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-02-2018, 02:33 PM
FrancSevin's Avatar
Runs with scissors
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: St Louis MO
Gender: Male
Posts: 12,678
Thanks: 7,772
Thanked 10,731 Times in 6,058 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

We now know why many of those who teach our children believe socialism works. They cannot do simple math.
__________________
I am going to hang a Batman Costume in my closet. .......... Just to screw with myself when I get alzheimer's.
sola gratia, sola fide, sola scriptura.

I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN, I AM A FREEMAN, THE DEMOCRATS WORST NIGHTMARE
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to FrancSevin For This Useful Post:
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-02-2018, 11:57 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 78,272
Thanks: 54,614
Thanked 25,892 Times in 18,458 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hairy Jello View Post
Is anyone surprised by this? I honestly can't say I am.

Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions blame the tests.

Thousands of elementary school teachers have failed portions of their state licensing exams, and it’s placing their careers in danger.

...
I'm glad they are tested for re license. I will always honor mark white for instituting a no pass no play and teacher testing in Texas. it cost him his job as football is very precious in the state plus a lot of teachers were glorified jocks.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-03-2018, 12:16 PM
Manitou's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,087
Thanks: 283
Thanked 5,783 Times in 4,189 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

I saw a sampling of the tests. A chimpanzee can be taught how to pass them.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-03-2018, 02:49 PM
Scholar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,581
Thanks: 337
Thanked 1,831 Times in 1,121 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manitou View Post
I saw a sampling of the tests. A chimpanzee can be taught how to pass them.
True, but these aren't chimps, they are liberal propagandists passing themselves off as educators.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to loboloco For This Useful Post:
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-03-2018, 03:47 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 78,272
Thanks: 54,614
Thanked 25,892 Times in 18,458 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

Quote:
Originally Posted by loboloco View Post
True, but these aren't chimps, they are liberal propagandists passing themselves off as educators.
or dum bass magas kinda a toss up
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2018, 10:40 AM
Manitou's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,087
Thanks: 283
Thanked 5,783 Times in 4,189 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

Quote:
Originally Posted by loboloco View Post
True, but these aren't chimps, they are liberal propagandists passing themselves off as educators.
I see very little difference, with all due respect to chimps and other lower primates.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2018, 10:43 AM
Manitou's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,087
Thanks: 283
Thanked 5,783 Times in 4,189 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
or dum bass magas kinda a toss up
What, in the name of Mohammed's butthole, do you find so "threatening" about people wanting to make America great again?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Manitou For This Useful Post:
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2018, 11:25 AM
Aide
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: 170
Thanks: 38
Thanked 39 Times in 34 Posts
Default Re: Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hairy Jello View Post
Is anyone surprised by this? I honestly can't say I am.

Thousands of elementary school teachers fail state math exams. Educators, unions blame the tests.

Thousands of elementary school teachers have failed portions of their state licensing exams, and it’s placing their careers in danger.

Why is this happening?

Some say the exams, not the teachers, are to blame.

In North Carolina, almost 2,400 elementary school teachers have failed the math portion of their licensing exams over the last five years, the Charlotte Observer reported.

The failures have increased since the state hired Pearson publishing company in 2013 to give the exam, according to a report given to the state Board of Education.

Failure rates are going up at a time when schools across North Carolina are struggling to find teachers for the youngest students, the report stated.

Growing concerns about Pearson’s licensing exams has become so pervasive that it was a topic of discussion at this year’s National Education Association conference, North Carolina Association of Educators President Mark Jewell told the Observer.

“I hope this doesn’t lead to a mass exodus of new teachers and exacerbate our shortages,” Jewell said.

Last month, North Carolina’s Board of education gave teachers an additional year to pass the exam. The question is whether the tests measure skills needed to effectively teach elementary school students, or if they’re testing math that’s taught in higher grade levels.

Are other states in the same situation?

Teachers in Florida and Indiana also have struggled with mass failures since adopting Pearson’s testing, according to reports.

In 2017, failure rates from Florida’s Teacher Certification and Leadership exams posted an all-time high — about 30 percent on some portions of the exam — WFTS-TV reported.

Some education students pass their degree programs but struggle to pass the licensing exam, David Allsopp, associate dean at University of South Florida College of Education, told the station. He added that other colleges and university education programs across the state are seeing the same trend.

In some cases, schools are turning to long-term substitutes. In the Manatee County school district, for example, long-term substitutes are used to cover more than 50 of its classrooms, according to WFTS.

The Tribune Star reported in 2015 that some Indiana teachers with education degrees claimed that Pearson’s tests are difficult, that the questions are not related to the grade levels they’re teaching, and that there is a lack of appropriate study materials for the test.

What is North Carolina doing?

In North Carolina, the state formed a committee of experts to determine if the Pearson test is truly aligned with the state’s K-8 curriculum and whether there are any alternative tests that might be better.

A committee presentation questioned if success on licensing exams is a true indicator of effectiveness in the classroom. That question will be the focus of a future study, the Observer reported.
For decades California has required everyone who wants to teach in a public school to pass the CBEST, See:

https://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/Page...boutCBEST.html

"The CBEST is designed to test basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills found to be important for the job of an educator; the test is not designed to measure the ability to teach those skills."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blam, educators, elementary, exams, fail, math, school, state, teachers, thousands, unions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0