Elizabeth Phillips, principal of Park Slope’s highly sought-after P.S. 231 Elementary School, protested the state’s English Language Assessment exam, administered in late March, and writes in The New York Times that the test does a terrible job of assessing reading comprehension. Phillips said she has long advocated that policy makers and elected officials take the test themselves.
She lambasts Pearson, the company with a $32 million contract to create the tests, and publicizes the fact that teachers and administrators are not allowed to discuss details of the test.
Read her essay here.