In the June 10th edition of On Board, Cathy Woodruff wrote, "Some members of the Board of Regents are expressing strong reservations about a plan to boost the weight given to standardized student test scores in evaluating teachers and principals under New York's Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) program." One such regent who is uncomfortable with using standardized test scores is Roger Tilles.
The Board of Regents runs the public school system in New York. Actually, let me rephrase that. Merryl Tisch, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents said they don't run the school system; they just set the policy that enforces rules on schools in New York State. However, it was a welcome comment when some of the regents said they wanted to slow down the process.