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Nicole Nickens: In the new Missouri teacher licensing tests, results are misleading

Nicole Nickens, a professor and department chair at the University of Central Missouri and an executive board member of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, writes: When a test produces a very high fail rate, a good educator doesn’t say, “My students are all stupid,” but rather, “I did not adequately help my students understand this content.”

Kansas to Missouri: Got some extra handcuffs?

It is ironic that Kansas is starting to mimic Missouri with a tax lid. Missouri’s quality of life has been held back by its arbitrary lid. Now Kansas, at the local level, gets to play the same destructive game.

Nicole Nickens: In the new Missouri teacher licensing tests, results are misleading

Nicole Nickens, a professor and department chair at the University of Central Missouri and an executive board member of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, writes: When a test produces a very high fail rate, a good educator doesn’t say, “My students are all stupid,” but rather, “I did not adequately help my students understand this content.”

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