A group of parents attempting to reduce the amount of standardized testing Tennessee students are subjected to each year is now raising questions about Commissioner Kevin Huffman’s testimony in defense of Common Core at a recent state Senate Education Committee hearing.
Huffman essentially admitted that TCAP is not a very strong test. The parent group wants an explanation of why this weak test is being used to determine teacher licensure and possibly teacher pay.
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I would be interested to see his response to this question as well. Testing should not be an indicator of a teacher’s competence. Many circumstances affect testing results, especially in children. These circumstances are not taken into account.