Monday, April 23, 2012

NYC Public School Parents: Why are classroom teachers being pulled out of schools to grade ELA exams, right before the math exams?

NYC Public School Parents: Why are classroom teachers being pulled out of schools to grade ELA exams, right before the math exams?:


Why are classroom teachers being pulled out of schools to grade ELA exams, right before the math exams?


From a Brooklyn parent who prefers to remain nameless:
This past weekend my daughter and I spent several hours going over math problems, preparing for her 5th grade state math exams which will take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. I was very surprised this morning on our way to school when my daughter mentioned to me that she would have a sub, both for today and tomorrow, as her teacher would be out to grade last week's ELA exams at another school location.
I called the school to verify if this reason was accurate and the parent coordinator confirmed it was.  The reality is that the DOE now demands that each school send a certain number of classroom teachers based on enrollment to score these exams, during the school day, or the school must pay into a fund to hire scorers 

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