California’s subject-matter testing for teachers is chasing away prospective candidates - Education news

California’s subject-matter testing for teachers is chasing away prospective candidates

Deep content knowledge is one of the qualities that makes a teacher great, but California’s exam to ensure its teachers have such knowledge is scaring off desperately needed candidates. The state Legislature should change how the state assesses teacher content knowledge. For two decades, the state has relied on a standardized test — the California Subject Examinations for Teachers, or CSET — to screen… read more