“I live in a rural area with a low socio-economic status. Many of my students have grown up around drugs, alcohol, and in single parent households. Also, factor in test anxiety/stress, many kids don’t perform their best on standardized tests as much as MAPS and SBAC.”
– White Pine County Teacher
“I do not, and will never teach to the test. However, many teachers feel like they have no other choice when it is part of their evaluation.”
– Clark County Teacher
“Please allow me to return to teaching in a balanced, engaging manner, which provides true opportunity for life long learning experiences.”
– CCSD Teacher
“Please start treating us as the professionals that we are, and end high-stakes testing for evaluations.”
Nevada’s school system, and its students, can only succeed by retaining highly qualified teachers, who teach to the students, not to a test.
Please write to your Senator and Assemblyman to support removing student test scores from teacher evaluations. Assembly Bill 320, sponsored by Speaker Frierson and Assemblymember Fumo, takes student testing data out of evaluations, takes statewide testing data out of evaluations, but provides that 20% of evaluation will come from student learning goals (SLGs) that would be set up at the beginning of a school year by teachers and administrators focusing on the needs of the specific class.
The only way to build the momentum necessary to pass AB320 is with the strength of teachers sharing out personal, classroom stories to expose the serious problems with the current evaluation system. Please take the time to share your story with legislators and urge them to vote YES on AB320 to take statewide student test scores out of teacher evaluations.
Nevada State Education Association
The Nevada State Education Association represents the state’s teachers and education support professionals. NSEA is united to ensure an exceptional public education for every Nevada student.