AFT Resolution

MERIT PAY AND HIGH-STAKES TESTING

WHEREAS, high-stakes testing does not measure student achievement; and

WHEREAS, there is no evidence that future student achievement is improved by linking teachers’ merit pay to high-stakes testing; and

WHEREAS, testing-based merit pay can result in corruption:

RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers will continue its policy of fighting merit pay linked to high-stakes testing.

(2017)

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