Teacher Testing

The testing of prospective Alabama teachers will likely begin in early December, the first such examination in 20 years.

The first of two final hurdles to such testing was cleared last week.

A federal court-appointed committee of testing experts determined the exams do not unfairly discriminate against black prospective teachers.

The last hurdle likely will come at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Alabama Board of Education when it sets passing marks on the exams.

Those passing marks are expected to be set relatively low.