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June 03, 2013

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Teacher Assessments Extending to Art and Gym (and ESL)

Teaching-English-in-US"The New York Times reports today that students and teachers in the state face new evaluations and assessments in a wide range of subjects, including English as a second language.

New York City students have grown accustomed to the restless routine of state tests in math and reading every year. But soon they will face assessments in subjects typically spared from standardized testing, including art, gym and foreign languages.

A new system for evaluating educators, announced by the state on Saturday, will reshape how teachers are hired and fired in the city. It will also have a profound effect on students, who will take part in a series of new exams designed to help administrators grade teachers in specialized subjects.

Read the full story from the New York Times.

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