Pa. says Philly teachers can’t administer PSSA tests to their own students

    With the PSSA tests coming up and the Pennsylvania Department of Education waist-deep in an inquiry about standardized test cheating in dozens of school districts, the Notebook reports the state will prohibit Philadelphia teachers from administering the PSSA test to their own students.

    Though not confirmed by the department, that rule doesn’t appear to apply to any other district in the state.
    Aside from looking bad, the ruling has apparently thrown the district for a loop because the district’s recent PSSA training hasn’t been designed around this decision by the state.

    Twenty-eight state school districts were flagged for PSSA irregularities.

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