N.B.T.A. president questions fairness of test used to evaluate prospective French teachers

The president of the New Brunswick Teacher's Association says a test used to determine weather teachers can teach French in the province fall short of being fair.

George Daley tells CBC he's heard concerns from several teachers that questions and topics in the over-the-phone language proficiency evaluation are outside of the context of their job.

Teachers must score 'superior' on the test in order to teach French immersion, or 'advanced plus' to teach intensive or post-intensive French, but Daley says the test's questions are creating a challenge for teachers to reach those levels.

Service New Brunswick's Jason Hoyt, meanwhile, says the test is intended to test a person's overall ability to communicate in both a professional and social setting.

(with files from CBC)