Report: Gov. Cuomo Trying to Reduce Test Scores' Role in Teacher Reviews

By Joe Gullo |

Published 11/26 2015 11:10AM

Updated 11/26 2015 11:10AM

According to the New York Times, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to reduce test scores in teacher evaluations.

Earlier this year, changes were made to the state's education system, specifically linking teacher evaluations to standardized testing results.

In Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address in January, he called for 50 percent of evaluations from state testing exams and the other from classroom observations. 

A number of parents, legislators, teachers, and unions pushed back against these changes.

Critics of the new education law say there will be even more time in the classroom spent teaching to tests, and not enough on other topics and methods of learning.

In September, Governor Cuomo called for a review of Common Core Standards after stating they were "deeply flawed."

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