Bethlehem Central School District Superintendent Michael Tebbano said the new standards are ultimately a good thing because they'll lead to a higher quality education. But the manner in which the state has made the switch to the cut scores after the fact can do a disservice to those who took the most recent round of tests, he continued, by causing confusion with students and parents.
"The problem that has occurred is they have going about it in a manner of substituting a new lens on the assessment data from the previous year," Tebbano said. "I just wish they did it a little differently."
Tebbano went on to say the district woul most likely have to make adjustments to the course curriculum to make sure students are hitting the standards.""