Last week, A-4122, a bill that would eliminate the use of standardized test scores in teacher evaluation, was released from the Assembly Education Committee.
This bill will be voted on by the full Assembly this Thursday, Sept. 29. This bill, sponsored by Assembly Education Committee Chair Marlene Caride and Assembly members Mila Jasey, Valerie Vanieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, and Angelica Jimenez, will bring New Jersey’s law on evaluation in line with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which does not require that student test scores be used to determine teacher effectiveness.
Please take the time to contact your Assembly members and ask them to vote “yes” on A-4122.
Wendell Steinhauer, President
New Jersey Education Association