Student Performance Testing

Comments on CT's Teacher Evaluation Pilot Program Study by UConn Neag School

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the release today of the report by UConn’s Neag School of Education on implementation of SEED, Connecticut’s model educator evaluation and support system, in 10 pilot districts during the 2012-13 academic school year:

Windham Teachers Say "The Time is Now to Come Together" for Improved Student Outcomes

Willimantic - Teachers in Windham Public Schools are calling the second year of steep declines in the district’s student performance results an "urgent opportunity" to unite the community for a better future. The education professionals are responding to Tuesday’s release of their high school's Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) scores and urging a thoughtful discussion for the community and meaningful collaboration among stakeholders.

AFT Report Shows the High Cost of Overtesting

A close examination of two medium-sized school districts' standardized testing calendars found that kids are losing out on receiving a full, high-quality education because of pervasive test preparation and testing, according to an AFT report released July 23.

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