Stec Happy To Restore Power Back To Teachers

May 2, 2018

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) showed his support for a bill that passed the Assembly today which would remove state standardized test scores as a criteria for teacher and principal evaluations (A.10475). The current law, which passed in 2015, adopted a new annual teacher and principal evaluation system that required the use of state-created or administered assessments as a subcomponent to determine a teacher or principal's effectiveness.

“This is a huge victory for teachers, students, parents and principals,” said Stec. “I am very happy to see power back in the hands of teachers and principals who know their students best. After the standardized testing evaluations were adopted in 2015 we saw a huge backlash from parents and students. I am very happy to see legislators listened to their constituents and made the necessary changes parents requested.”