Last updated on: 8/29/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Tim Walker Biography

Title:
Editor of NEA Today
Position:
Con to the question "Do Standardized Tests Improve Education in America?"
Reasoning:

“Results from a 2015 survey of more than 1500 NEA members teaching the grades and subjects required to be tested under No Child Left Behind (grades 3-8 and 10-12 in ELA and math) indicate that a vast majority of these educators – 70 percent – do not believe their primary state assessment is developmentally appropriate for their students. Only 13 percent agreed that the NCLB-required state standardized test their students took met that standard…

Unfortunately, standardized tests based on a narrowly prescribed curriculum and linked to specific grade levels are not a good way to judge student or teacher success.”

“Survey: 70 Percent of Educators Say State Assessments Not Developmentally Appropriate,” neatoday.org, Feb. 18, 2016

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor and author, NEA Today
  • Education:
    • None found
    Contact Info:
    Phone
    202-270-5333
    Email
    twalker@nea.org
    Website
    NEA Today profile
    Other:
    • None found
    Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Do Standardized Tests Improve Education in America?