'The state's English fluency test for educators has stymied Lawrence Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy three times so far, but he is not alone. 'More than 30 percent of Massachusetts teachers who took the Communications and Literacy Skills test in 2003 failed at least one section.

"All educators teachers, administrators and others must pass the test to satisfy their certification requirements.
'Failing the reading or writing sections of the test is not the end of the world, but state officials expect them to pass.
'"Obviously, the goal is to have all classes taught by certified teachers," said Kim Beck, spokeswoman for the Department of Education.

'Gov. Mitt Romney placed more emphasis on teachers passing the test than the Lawrence head of schools.
'"I'm far more concerned about making sure the people who are teaching our children are fluent in English," Romney has said. "I'm not sure that the superintendent of schools is at the same level of importance to me, in terms of English skills, as our teachers in the classrooms."'

http://www.neponsetvalleydailynews.com/news/local regional/english08072003.h tm
I wonder whether Gov Romney would pass the test?
Related items:
http://www.fsc.edu/tutoring/MA Tests For Educator Licensure/CLS Writing Samp letest.html
www.mtel.nesinc.com/PDFs/MTEL fld01TIB.pdf
Adrian
'More than 30 percent of Massachusetts teachers who took the Communications and Literacy Skills test in 2003 failed at least one section. I wonder whether Gov Romney would pass the test?

Dunno. But I'd fail whoever thought "communications" was the same as "communication".
Mike.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
'"I'm far more concerned about making sure the people who are teaching our children are fluent in English," Romney has ... skills, as our teachers in the classrooms."' http://www.neponsetvalleydailynews.com/news/local regional/english08072 003.h tm I wonder whether Gov Romney would pass the test?

obviously not, based on that quote.