September 26, 2018

Educators for Excellence-New York Reacts to the Release of Student Achievement Data

Sept. 26 (New York) — Educators for Excellence-New York (E4E-New York), a teacher-led organization, reacts to the release of student achievement data from the 2017-2018 school year.  
“It is always positive to see scores improve, but the fact is we cannot be sure what these changes mean because of the recent changes to the test, said Evan Stone, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of E4E. “These scores could be more meaningful if we stopped playing politics and provide consistency in assessments and evaluation. We must embrace educator-driven reforms that ensure quality data is being collected and shared in a timely manner that allows educators to measure achievement and improvement from year to year. What we do know for sure is that we still have significant work to do to close the persistent opportunity gaps that exist for low-income students and students of color. For the commitment to equity and excellence to become a reality we need to continue working to elevate the teaching profession, create safe and supportive learning environments where all students are welcome, and fully implement New York’s plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act.”