NEA will create model legislative language that state affiliates can use to eliminate the Praxis or alternative standardized test used for teacher certification.

Rationale/Background

Praxis and other standardized tests prohibit many teachers of color from entering our profession.  They serve no purpose and cannot measure teacher effectiveness nor preparation.  A four- or five-year education degree should not be negated by an 85+ minute test.

Contact

Kumar Rashad - KY

Cost Implications

This item can be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget at no additional cost.