Monday, June 23, 2003

Exit Exam

This is long overdue as many New York teachers have failed the state exam multiple times. The New York Post reports that teachers who fail the next test are out:

About 2,500 teachers have flunked their main state license exams, and now thanks to stricter regulations, they'll be kicked out of the city public school system if they fail to pass the next time around, The Post has learned.

The Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) measures teaching candidates reading comprehension and writing skills.

Of the 9,581 uncertified teachers who took the exam this year, 2,512 flunked - or more than one out of every four instructors currently operating with a temporary teaching license.

And if the New York test is anything like the California CBEST; it is a simple, simple test.

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