I'm sorry, but shouldn't we know how things are going to be evaluated beforehand? We have to tell our kids what we expect of them in the beginning of the year. Honestly, if we as teachers did things the way NYS does them, none of us would have jobs.
I agree with Sharon...very secretive, very manipulative, and, in my view, very political.
From: James Burrell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Pathetic
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 12:00 PM
A technical manual will be published this summer that explains the standard setting process regarding A2T.
On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Glenn Clemens <email@example.com>
Then perhaps someone should explain it to everyone, clearly and in detail. The fact that the process seems to be (unnecessarily?) secret does not induce a lot of people to have great confidence in it, as attested to by many posts to this forum.
Meaning no disrespect, unless one has served on the Standards Setting Committee, one has no clue what goes into the making of a recommendation, from NYS teachers, to the Commissioner regarding the cut points for 65 and 85.