Private schools complain of new grading requirements
The Association of Private Educational Institutions (Ainep) disclosed on Wednesday 22 June 2016 that they are in disagreement with the trial implementation of a new registration and report card system that is being developed by the Ministry of Education (Minerd).
In a press release from the Association, executive director Julia Muniz Subervi said that the group has conveyed its position in a letter sent to the Ministry’s Private Schools Department.
In the letter, they request that member schools be able to continue using their individual grading systems that comply with Ordinance 1-96 on evaluation systems at the pre-school, primary, secondary, special education and adult levels, which is still in effect.
The Association said: “We believe that a new evaluation model should be validated, reviewed and formalized before being adopted. Once those processes have been concluded it will be essential to implement a comprehensive training program to ensure that staff can effectively handle the new methodology.
The association told the Ministry that its members would abstain from using and implementing the new evaluation system this year.
Readers will recall that earlier this week a spokesperson for the Dominican Teachers’ Association (ADP), which represents public school teachers, also made similar comments to the Ministry, describing the new system as “tedious and extremely time-consuming.” The ADP complained that the new grading process would require an additional eight hours of work twice a year.
Source: DR1, DirarioLibre
June 23, 2016
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