When discussing K-2 testing John King may claim, “We strongly recommend against the use of bubble tests or other traditional standardized tests.” His actions prove otherwise. Districts are only allowed to select from a handful of assessments to use for teacher evaluations. John King controls the list which can be found here (many are standardized tests offered K-2):
I am not sure why King is placing the blame for K-2 standardized testing on local districts. He had final approval over all NYS teacher evaluation plans.