For those of you who think giving teachers proficiency tests is a poor way to judge how a teacher performs, and therefore should not be a contributing factor of their pay or employment, allow me present to you a very simple proposition:
How would you like to go to the emergency room with a burst appendix and know that the nurses prepping you for surgery didn’t pass their nursing licensing exams, and the doctor who will be cutting into your flesh to remove your burst appendix hasn’t passed his annual doctors’ proficiency test in 5 years.


You would clearly not be concerned because testing is not an adequate method of determining ability.