SMTE Position Statement on High Stakes Evaluation in Pre-service Music Teacher Education

The Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) has released a position statement on high-stakes evaluation of pre-service teachers. SMTE echoes the chorus of general education scholars disputing the appropriateness and effectiveness of using high-stakes test-based measures and value-added models across the field of education. In this brief, we specifically dispute the practice of applying these evaluation models to pre-service teachers. View the statement here, or visit the Teacher Evaluation resources page.

Stay current with policy developments that affect music teacher education by visiting the SMTE website or following us on Facebook. This position statement is related to recent rule-making from the U.S. Department of Education. See past news items for details: