On Thursday, May 15th, the Assembly Education Committee will be meeting to hear testimony on three bills dealing with CCSS/PARCC/Evaluation. They are:
· A-990 (Andrzejcak/McHose/Space) – Establishes Common Core State Standards Evaluation Task Force and delays use of assessments developed by PARCC until the task force submits its final report. NJEA supports this legislation.
· A-2901 (Eustace) – Prohibits any student growth percentile (SGP) from being used in a teacher’s 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 summative evaluation rating. It also delays the use of PARCC or a similar assessment in the 2014-2015 school-year. NJEA supports this legislation.
· A-3081 (Jasey) – Establishes an Education Reform Review Task Force to analyze the implementation and potential effects of the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, the teacher evaluation system, and the use of PARCC assessments, and prevent the use of SGPs as part of a teacher’s summative evaluation until submission of the task force’s final report or two years from the effective date of the bill. NJEA supports this legislation.
You can help stop the madness by contacting members of the Assembly Education Committee and ask them to support these bills.
Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Chair – 908-757-1677
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman – 609-292-0500
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo – 973-450-0484
Assemblyman Angel Fuentes – 856-547-4800
Assemblywoman Mila Jasey – 973-762-1886
Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez – 201-223-4247
Assemblyman David Rible – 732-974-0400
Assemblywoman Donna Simon – 908-968-3304
Assemblyman Troy Singleton – 856-234-2790
Assemblyman Dave Wolfe – 732-840-9028