Friday, February 15

Grading state tests an expensive endeavor for schools

According to the Daily News, the DOE is spending $32 million — more than three times what it spent last year — to grade standardized tests this year. New state and federal laws require teachers to do the grading, so instead of grading tests after school, teachers in middle and elementary schools are pulled from their classrooms for weeks to grade. This year, it sounds like many principals won't be able to afford substitutes for those teachers, so non-teachers may have to cover the classes, or students might be dispersed for a short time into other classrooms. Sounds disruptive, right? Good thing all that will happen AFTER the state math test.

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