ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state’s largest teacher union says its members are upset over a nondisclosure form that prohibits them from making remarks that “disparage or diminish the significance, importance or use of standardized tests.”
The Public Education Department, meanwhile, said the uproar is much ado about nothing.
After teachers undergo training on how to give standardized tests, they’re required to sign a nondisclosure form saying that to prevent cheating, they will not disclose the contents of the test.
The disclosure form also asks them if they’ve reviewed state rules regarding security for standardized tests. One of the rules is that they are not to “disparage or diminish the significance, importance or use of standardized tests.”