NEA will identify and share with affiliates principles and/or regulations that remove barriers like the PRAXIS and other standardized tests that prohibit educators from entering the profession. NEA will also write model legislation and/or regulations that can be used by states and affiliates. NEA will promote through existing outlets the issues of abolishing standardized testing as a primary qualifier of teacher certification.

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the published 2018-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $10,000.