PA Releases State Working Group Recommendations on Accountability and Testing

PA Releases State Working Group Recommendations on Accountability and Testing

October 18, 2016

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education released a report on recommendations given by state working groups. According to the press release, the report recommends “reducing the amount of time spent on standardized testing; making changes to testing policies, procedures, and performance measures; adjusting the accountability system to include an array of holistic indicators; providing frequent and transparent communication with stakeholders; increasing opportunities to recruit a talented and diverse pool of educators; redefining effective teaching; and revising professional evaluation systems to reflect the factors that support teacher quality and student achievement.”