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Can we share overall standardized state test scores?
Old 07-12-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Hi! I was wondering if it is appropriate to share your overall students' state test scores when interviewing with a principal about a potential job?

In my state it's TAKS. If I say to him, 90% of my students passed the reading TAKS last year, without giving any student names, is that appropriate or does it breach confidentiality? Thanks in advance for any advice!


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It's fine to say that. As a matter of fact, you would do yourself a disservice if you didn't say that.
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I agree with previous poster.
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I don't consider this a breach of confidentiality at all. In fact, I believe this is public record. Anyone can go online and look up the results by grade of public schools in my state. You just go to the Department of Education website for my state, find the section with test scores, find the school, and then a by grade/by subject break down appears with percentage of students of passing. Therefore, because the results are available, as long as you don't use names, I do not consider it a breach of confidentiality. However, were you a student teacher or a classroom teacher? I would make sure that you give credit to everyone involved at the interview, especially your cooperating teacher if you were a student teacher. Also, and I'm sure you know this already, wait until a good time to actually say it. Don't just randomly bring it up. For example, this could fit well if they ask you the question "Why should we hire you?"
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Agree.

In my state, it's a matter of public record if presented the way you said. I'll bet it's the same in Texas. (TAKS is Texas, isn't it?)


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You should include that information in your interview, it demonstrate your success. I once got a teaching job by providing similar information. I'm now unemployed and looking for a job, but that's another story.

Good luck!
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Thank you!
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I just now am able to log on again to proteacher after several months. Thank you very much to everyone who replied!
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