Video Testing of Student Teachers May Be Dropped or Modified

New Test for Teachers May Be Pulled or Modified
April 28, 2014

The Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting that a new state test that uses video recordings of student teachers studying, to assess potential teacher for certification, is being discussed this week in Albany by the New York State Board of Regents.

According to an article by Gary Stern, starting May 1, teachers in training cannot get initial state certification until they pass a test where they are videoed. Some want that new video test dropped, and the board of regents may come up with a “safety net” for student teachers who don’t pass the video test.

One downstate Assembly Democrat, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee says she hopes to have legislation passed to remove the video test, by the end of May.

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