The New York State United Teachers are calling for state action to fix what they call flawed, invalid tests that are harmful to New York students.
Public school 3rd though 8th graders are asked to take standardized English language arts and math exams.
NYSUT says the tests are too long and difficult and have caused students to break down in tears multiple times.
“The benchmarks used to set the proficiency rates are broken,” said NYSUT executive vice president Jolene DiBrango. “The tests are still not developmentally appropriate, they’re too long, and the computer based testing rollout in New York State has been a failure.”