The purpose of the testing barriers workgroup is to thoroughly investigate the barriers that testing creates for candidates, particularly bilingual and candidates of color, and develop recommendations for consideration by the Professional Educator Standards Board and the Legislature.
Work Group Product
The testing barriers workgroup released a full report with research, data, and recommendations in September, 2018. Prior to the full report, the work group produced this recommendation to PESB (PDF).
Meeting Information and Materials
|1||December 7, 2017||
Overview of testing laws and policy (PowerPoint)
|2||January 18, 2018|
|3||February 1, 2018|
|4||February 22, 2018||
Alternatives vs. exemptions (Powerpoint)
Research presentation – bias in standardized testing (folder)
|5||March 22, 2018|
Grow Your Own” teachers report (see page 35 for Board approved recommendation to form the testing barriers workgroup)